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FVA-WORKBENCH 5.6 Software for efficient, high-end gearbox simulation

The FVA-Workbench can be used to design precise gearbox systems in seconds. As the only software that converts the results of the latest research into powerful calculation methods, the FVA-Workbench is always on the cutting edge. With the release of FVA-Workbench 5.6, FVA GmbH has made its high-performance simulation platform an essential tool for efficient gearbox development. Courtesy of FVA GmbH
www.powertransmission.com/sc/fva-gearbox-design-software/

The First Family of Dedicated Rack & Pinion Reducers

Redex-Andantex makes a family of high precision planetary reducers specifically designed for use with racks on linear axes and ring gears on rotary axes for machine tools and automation equipment. Our reducers achieve minimum to ZERO-BACKLASH, extremely high compound stiffness, high efficiency through our unique design. Download our free whitepaper to learn more. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA
www.powertransmission.com/sc/andantex-rack-pinion-family/

Servo Reducer Solutions for Demanding, High Performance Applications

Find out about the benefits of a high performance Servo Worm Gearbox, and get an understanding of what applications & industries are ideal for this gearbox. By attending this webinar you will be able to identify applications well-suited for a high performance servo worm reducer and understand the construction differences among each model of DieQua's servo worm gear reducer. Webinars Courtesy of Diequa
www.powertransmission.com/sc/diequa-servo-worm-drives/

Dana: Propelling Excellence in Agriculture

Dana collaborates with agriculture OEMs through our wide portfolio of drive and motion technologies and deep expertise across the full range of applications. Learn more about our latest innovations, including drive systems for electrified telehandlers, new suspended axles for tractors, wheel drives for sprayers, and advanced central tire inflation systems. White Papers Courtesy of Dana
www.powertransmission.com/sc/dana-excellence-in-agriculture/

Cost Effective High Precision Linear & Rotary Axes

Andantex, USA, a member of the Redex-Group, offers modular system building blocks consisting of Hardened & Ground Racks, High Quality Planetary Reducers including Output pinions, Ring Gears and Automatic lubrication systems to build linear axes of any length and move weights from 100 to 200,000 Lbs. White Paper Courtesy of Andantex USA
www.powertransmission.com/sc/andantex-linear-rotary/

Expect Increased Efficiency with Hypoid Gearing Instead of Worm Gearing

Worm gears are the most common gear type. An alternative to a worm gear is the hypoid gear. Hypoid gears may look similar to worm gears at a glance, but due to the materials used for construction and the difference in how hypoid gears interact, they therefore transmit torque differently. Hypoid gears can show an overall cost and efficiency advantage. Two main factors in the cost of either type of gear set are material and manufacturing. Hypoid gear sets require a smaller footprint than a worm gear set to transmit the same amount of torque, thus giving hypoid gear sets a fit into tighter places. The result is more torque for less cost. A hypoid gear set can also have nearly twice the torque capacity of a similar sized worm gear reducer. With hypoid gear sets, efficiency remains constant with varying throughput speeds and across ranges of ratios compared to that of a worm gear set. White Papers Courtesy of Regal Beloit Corporation
www.powertransmission.com/sc/regal-hypoid-gearing/

Establishing a Metric for Identifying Rolling Bearing Cage Dynamics

Low-noise behavior, especially with respect to rolling bearings, is considered one of the most important quality features in machinery and power train engineering. Download this white paper to learn about cage movement in rolling bearings, and discover a methodology that enables an objective assessment of bearing cage dynamics. White Paper Courtesy of Schaeffler
www.powertransmission.com/sc/schaeffler-bearing-cage-dynamics/

How Modified Standard Gearboxes Solve Real-World Problems

Gearboxes are essential for practically every industry. What happens when there are specific challenges presented - whether it be environmental, safety or application challenges? How can a gearbox work in extreme conditions? Learn how we can implement a standard gearbox with modifications that are ideal for your applications.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Hitesh Patel has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. With 14 years of various experience throughout different industries, Hitesh started working at DieQua straight out of college as a Product support specialist. 12 years later, Hitesh returned to DieQua, this time, as a Product Manager for Power Transmission components. Hitesh currently works with inside and outside sales for defining and planning product enhancements and developments for both current and NEW products. In addition to this, he also helps with mapping strategic goals with distributors, OEMs and system integrators for business growth.

Meikel Quaas, President and co-owner of DieQua Corporation, is a degreed Mechanical Engineer from the University of Illinois. Mike is the second generation owner of DieQua and has been serving as President since 1998. He is also active on a daily basis on the engineering and sales floor and is constantly working with customers, creating engineered solutions to a constant stream of power transmission applications. Webinars Courtesy of Diequa Corporation

www.powertransmission.com/sc/diequa-food-grade-gearboxes/

Super Stainless Offers Unparalleled Strength for Food and Beverage Manufacturing

When your chains are breaking down or corroding due to extreme temperature and high moisture level in your Food & Beverage (F&B) operations, it's time to switch them with a new one! Here's a new chain solution! Tsubaki Super Stainless™ roller chain combines the corrosion resistance of stainless steel with the strength of carbon steel and offers longer wear life than standard stainless steel resulting in reduced maintenance costs! White Papers Courtesy of U.S. Tsubaki
www.powertransmission.com/sc/tsubaki-super-stainless/

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1 Gears for Industry, Gears for Defense, Gears for Almost Anything at Gear Expo 2011 (October 2011)

What would Gear Expo be without gear manufacturers? While it is useful and indeed necessary to keep abreast of the new machinery out there that will be front-and-center at the show, it is of equal import to check out the finished product - GEARS.

2 Design Investigations and Indications for Acoustical Optimized Gear Meshes Using Plastic Gears (February 2019)

When it comes to a steel-gear mesh, there are several common standards and design rules on how to reduce noise emissions in the mesh. But if plastic gears are involved, this is no longer the case. The topic of this presentation is to highlight some of the differences between metal-and-plastic gear meshes, i.e. which design strategies can be stated as valid for metal as well as plastic and which are not?

3 3-D Printing and Plastic Gears (March 2015)

Regarding 3-D printing of gears and machine tools, etc. — does plastic gearing have a future in 3-D printing/additive manufacturing?

4 The Modified Life Rating of Rolling Bearings: A Criterion for Gearbox Design and Reliability Optimization (March 2015)

Engineers typically learn that the bearing L10 life can be estimated using the so called “C/P method” — or the “basic rating life” of the bearing, a method rooted in the 1940s. Major developments have since led to the “modified rating life,” released in ISO 281:2007, which includes the aiso life modification factor. In this paper a succession of equations used for bearing life ratings are reviewed, and current bearing life rating practices are discussed in detail. It is shown that — despite the introduction more than 30 years ago of the adjustment factor of the basic rating life, and the standardization in 2007 of the aiso modification factor — use of these improved calculation methods are not practiced by all engineers. Indeed — many continue referring to the old model as a way of seeking compliance with existing, established practices.

5 The 5 Golden Rules of Gear Buying (February 2015)

Let’s be clear about something up front here: Delta Gear does not make parts for lawnmowers. This is a fairly flippant point that falls under the timeless, clichéd designation of “goes without saying.” Yet, not all that long ago,Tony Werschky had to say it.

6 Gear Fault Diagnosis by Motor Current Analysis: Application to Industrial Cases (February 2015)

The use of motor current signature analysis (MCSA) for motor fault detection — such as a broken rotor bar — is now well established. However, detection of mechanical faults related to the driven system remains a more challenging task. Recently there has been a growing interest for detection of gear faults by MCSA. Advantages and drawbacks of these MCSA-type techniques are presented and discussed on a few industrial cases.

7 The Latest Design Technologies For Gear Devices with Great Transmission Ratios (December 2014)

Four types of gear devices with great transmission ratios (simply called great ratio gears or GRGs) are discussed in this paper. They are strain wave gearing devices (SWGs), trochoidal gear reducers (TGRs), hypocyclic gear reducers (HGRs) and James Ferguson-type planetary drives (JFDs). The structures, advantages and basic performances of these four devices are compared. The latest design and strength analysis methods are also introduced. To conclude, the future tendencies of GRGs are predicted.

8 Efficient Layout Process of Cylindrical Gears with Manufacturing Constraints (March 2019)

Cylindrical gear design can be divided into three steps. In the first step, rough gear pair dimensions such as center distance and face width are being estimated. Center distance and face width are directly linked to the available space (housing dimensions) and influence the overall size, weight and cost of the gears.

9 Gear Wear Calculation and Prediction (February 2015)

Wear is a very important topic for dry running plastic gears. Over the past few years, the authors have worked closely with a number of manufacturers of plastic gears to investigate the problems of gear wear in detail. Together they have developed a calculation method that can be used to predict where and when local wear will occur on a tooth flank. Their findings have also just been published in the final version of VDI 2736.

10 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show. What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.

11 How to Get the Most Realistic Efficiency Calculation for Gearboxes (April 2015)

In recent years the estimation of gearbox power loss is attracting more interest — especially in the wind turbine and automotive gearbox industry — but also in industrial gearboxes where heat dissipation is a consideration as well. As new transmissions concepts are being researched to meet both ecological and commercial demands, a quick and reliable estimation of overall efficiency becomes inevitable in designing the optimal gearbox.

12 Effects of Contact Ratios on Mesh Stiffness of Helical Gears for Lower Noise Design (August 2015)

In this paper, the influences of various gear parameters on the mesh stiffness are systematically investigated by using the finite element method. The comprehensive analysis shows that contact ratios are the key factors affecting the fluctuation value of mesh stiffness.

13 Top 5 Reasons To Go to Gear Expo (September 2015)

Gear Expo 2015 takes place October 20–22 in Detroit. If you haven’t already made plans to attend the show, you might be might be missing out on a great chance to learn more about gears, find new potential suppliers and network with your peers.

14 Gear Expo 2015: Gears Galore! (September 2015)

You may well have already read the following Gear Expo description on the AGMA Website.

15 A New Geometrically Adaptive Approach for Tooth Contact Analysis of Gear Drives (August 2015)

Tooth contact analysis (TCA) is an important tool directed to the determination of contact patterns, contact paths, and transmission errors in gear drives. In this work, a new general approach that is applicable to any kind of gear geometry is proposed.

16 Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Frictional Losses of Radial Shaft Seals for Industrial Gearbox (June 2015)

The improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial gear motors and gearboxes is a common problem for many gear unit manufacturers and end-users. As is typical of other mechanical components, the radial lip seals used in such units generate friction and heat, thus contributing to energy losses of mechanical systems. There exist today simulation tools that are already helping improve the efficiency of mechanical systems — but accurate models for seal frictional losses need to be developed. In this paper SKF presents an engineering model for radial lip seal friction based on a physical approach.

17 High Contact Ratio Gearing: A Technology Ready for Implementation (April 2015)

Today’s competitive industrial gear marketplace demands products with excellent reliability, high capacity and low noise. Surface-hardened, ground tooth gearing predominates, but the legacy tooth forms handicap further improvements in capacity and noise generation. Vehicle and aircraft equipment use tooth forms not found in the standard tables to achieve better performance — with little or no increase in cost. This paper will propose adopting these high-contact ratio forms to industrial use.

18 Thermal Analysis and Optimization of Gearboxes by Simulation (December 2018)

With the increasing mechanical power capacity of gearboxes, the thermal power limit tends to become the limiting factor. To achieve a balanced system, the gear unit needs extra cooling. Using a fan that is mounted to a fast rotating shaft is a common solution. For this solution an optimal design is investigated.

19 Calculation of the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives (June 2015)

This paper presents a physically grounded calculation method to determine the efficiency of worm gear drives. This computation is based on the Institute of Machine Elements, Gears, and Transmissions (MEGT) tribological simulation, which can determine the local tooth friction coefficients (Ref. 1). With this knowledge other power losses such as the bearings, oil churnings and seals power losses can also be calculated.

20 The Applications of Bevel Gears (December 2014)

EDITORS’ NOTE: “The Applications of Bevel Gears” is the excerpted third chapter of Dr. Hermann Stadtfeld’s latest book — Gleason Bevel Gear Technology (The Gleason Works, Rochester, New York, USA; All rights reserved. 2014; ISBN 978-0-615-96492-8.), which appears here unabridged through the kind graces of Dr. Stadtfeld and Gleason Corp. Future installments will appear exclusively in Power Transmission Engineering and Gear Technology magazine over the next 12 to 18 months.

21 Premature Bearing Failures in Wind Gearboxes and White Etching Cracks (October 2014)

Wind turbine gearboxes are subjected to a wide variety of operating conditions, some of which may push the bearings beyond their limits. Damage may be done to the bearings, resulting in a specific premature failure mode known as white etching cracks (WEC), sometimes called brittle, short-life, early, abnormal or white structured flaking (WSF). Measures to make the bearings more robust in these operating conditions are discussed in this article.

22 Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Disassembly (March 2014)

In most applications, gearbox reliability is critical to the productivity of the overall plant operation. So it follows that when industry is looking at the best ways to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase profitability, gearbox performance and reliability are key factors. Designing for repair, and writing effective repair procedures, can speed the service time, and provide a quality refurbishment. The best practices listed in this article are proven, effective methods used to install and remove bearings, seals, gears, couplings and shafts within a gearbox.

23 Investigations of Bearing Failures Associated with White Etching Areas (WEAs) in Wind Turbine Gearboxes (March 2014)

A critical problem for wind turbine gearboxes is failure of rolling element bearings where axial cracks form on the inner rings. This article presents field experience from operating wind turbines that compares the performance of through-hardened and carburized materials. It reveals that through-hardened bearings develop WEA/WECs and fail with axial cracks, whereas carburized bearings do not. The field experience further shows that a carburized bearing with a core having low carbon content, high nickel content, greater compressive residual stresses, and a higher amount of retained austenite provides higher fracture resistance and makes carburized bearings more durable than through-hardened bearings in the wind turbine environment.

24 Gear Lubrication: Long-Term Protection for Wind Turbines (April 2014)

The chemical and physical properties of gear oils may change, depending - more or less - upon their formulation and the environmental conditions under which they are used. This is why - after three years of use in a wind turbine - a gear oil was examined to determine if indeed changes were evident and if the protection of the gears and rolling bearings still met the same requirements as would be expected of fresh oil. Our findings revealed that the existing gear oil - as well as its ability to protect the gears and rolling bearings - had degraded very little compared to fresh oil.

25 Gears for Hydraulic Pumps: Development and Results (March 2014)

After a brief introduction to the importance of gear pumps in internal combustion engines, as well as in the most diverse hydraulic applications, a calculation method was applied that allows for sizing with considerably higher delivery rates. Upon identifying and analyzing a traditional pump, along with two construction solutions of asymmetric gear pumps, we then compared their related performances.

26 Documentation of Gearbox Reliability - An Upcoming Demand (June 2019)

The proof of the reliability of a gear drive is now an additional requirement. In Europe, the acceptance authorities for wind turbines are requesting a system reliability proof from gearbox manufacturers. The AGMA committee reviewing the AGMA 6006 standard for wind turbines is considering adding a chapter about design for reliability. However, reliability considerations are not new; NASA, for example, was in the 1980s using reliability concepts for gear drives.

27 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

28 Specifying a Gear - Ask the Expert (February 2014)

A reader asks what are the required parameters to properly specify a gear.

29 How to Spec a Mill Gear (February 2014)

This paper outlines the design considerations that go into construction of a drive system in order to explain the importance of specific data, why it is required, and where design freedom is necessary. Apart from loads and speeds, interface dimensions and site specific conditions are also needed. Deciding up front which gear rating practice to select can affect the torque capacity of the drive train by ~15%.

30 Get Ready, Get Set...Show (June 2019)

If you are involved in the acquisition of technology (whether your direct role is machine design, maintenance, purchasing or management), trade shows still provide one of the best ways to evaluate options, learn about the latest technology and find solutions to problems.

31 Gear Design (December 2017)

Our expert explores standard vs. optimized gears, as well as high contact ratio gearing.

32 Load Capacity and Efficiency of Grease-Lubricated Worm Gears (September 2014)

Varying installation requirements for worm gears, as, for example, when used in modular gear systems, can necessitate grease lubrication - especially when adequate sealing for oil lubrication would be too complex. Such worm gears are being increasingly used in outside applications such as solar power plants and slew drives. While knowledge about the operating conditions is often appropriate, the basic understanding for load capacity and efficiency under grease lubrication is quite poor. Investigations done at FZG and sponsored by FVA/AiF are shown here to give an impression of the basic factors of load capacity and efficiency. The results of the investigation indicate a satisfying quality of calculations on heat, load capacity and efficiency based on characteristic parameters of the base oil with only slight modifications to the methodology known from DIN 3996 or ISO TR 14521.

33 Optimization of Power Density by Local Gear Failure Modeling (March 2019)

Power density is a key factor in gear design. Increasing the power density enables engineers to use smaller gears for their applications which lead to smaller and lighter gear boxes. The benefit for example for the automotive industry is less moving load in the vehicles and therefor a reduction of fuel consumption and subsequently a reduction of CO2 emission. The limiting factor for the increase in power density of gears is the material strength in regard to the critical failure mode.

34 Electric Vehicles Need Quieter Gears (October 2014)

For Mark Findlay of UK specialist driveline consultancy Drive System Design, reducing gear noise to suit the low noise levels in an electric vehicle cabin has meant throwing away the rule book.

35 Wind Turbine Field and Test Rig Testing as Part of the Design Process for Gearboxes (September 2014)

The growth of worldwide energy consumption and emerging industrial markets demands an increase of renewable energy shares. The price pressure coming from coal, oil, nuclear and natural gas energy - combined with enormous worldwide production capacities for components of wind turbines - make wind energy a highly competitive market. The testing and validation of gearboxes within the test rig and the turbine environment attract a strong focus to the needs of the industry. The following contribution sums up the typical process requirements and provides examples for successful system and component verifications based on field measurements.

36 Evolution of Worm Gear Standards and their Consequences on Load Capacity Calculation Approach (September 2014)

Beginning with a brief summary and update of the latest advances in the calculation methods for worm gears, the author then presents the detailed approach to worm gear geometry found in the revised ISO TR 10828. With that information, and by presenting examples, these new methods are explained, as are their possibilities for addressing the geometrical particularities of worm gears and their impact upon the behavior and load capacity of a gearset under working conditions based on ISO TR 14521 — Methods B and C. The author also highlights the new possibilities offered on that basis for the further evolution of load capacity calculation of a worm gearset based on load and contact pressure distribution.

37 Net-Forged Bevel and Transmission Gears (August 2014)

What are the applications for net-forged gears. Are they used outside automotive differentials?

38 Testing of Alternative Spiral Bevel and Hypoid Gear Theory (August 2014)

Following is a presentation of a gear design based upon a theoretically perfect gear technology, for which an overview is offered for consideration. What follows is a report on the design's testing and subsequent manufacture of a hypoid gear pair for a 1999 Ford Mustang.

39 Solving the Longitude Challenge (August 2014)

300-Year-Old discovery remains vital to scientific research today.

40 Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2015 (September 2015)

Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2015

41 Mutiple Gearset-Type Calculation Software (September 2015)

Is there a gear software package out there that will calculate the design of spur, helical, worm, and planetary gearsets? Also, we would like a program that calculates stresses and material selection. Finally, we would like to have the program calculate bearings loads, too. Thank you for your help.

42 Determination of Load Distributions on Double Helical-Geared Planetary Gearboxes (June 2017)

Standardized calculation methods such as ISO 6336 and DIN 3990 already exist to determine the load distributions on gears inside a planetary gearbox, but by their very universal nature, these methods offer varying results depending on the gearbox design. Double helical gears, in particular, can benefit from more specific, complex algorithms to reach a maximum level of efficiency. Double helical gears interact with the rest of the gearbox differently than helical or spur gears, and thus benefit from different analytical models outside the standardized methods. The present research project describes the algorithm to determine the load distribution of planetary gearboxes with double helical gears.

43 Harvesting Knowledge (August 2017)

The season of harvest is upon us. And I don't mean crops, although here in the U.S. Midwest, there's plenty of that going on, too. No, what I mean is knowledge, because in addition to being the end of the growing season, the transition between summer and fall also marks the busiest time of year when it comes to trade shows, conferences and industry gatherings.

44 Six Key Elements of Gearmotor Optimization (August 2017)

How to Ensure Reliable Performance, Increased Efficiency and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

45 Gear Expo - The Drive Technology Show (June 2017)

Where do you go to find new suppliers for your power transmission projects? Where do you test drive the latest technologies available?

46 A New Standardizable Calculation Method to Predict the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives (March 2018)

In this work a physically based method for the tribological investigation of worm gears is presented.

47 Navigating Product Lifecycle Management (February 2017)

Implementing product lifecycle management strategies can be intimidating at first glance, but it's also necessary. Here's why and how you should implement a PLM strategy of your own.

48 Thrust Cone Bearings Provide Increased Efficiency for Helical Gear Units at Moderate Speed Levels (June 2018)

Thrust cone bearings are an elegant option to handle the axial forces generated by the torque transmission in helical-toothed gear stages. They have proven as an efficient and reliable bearing concept for integrally geared compressors but are nearly unknown in other fields of gearbox engineering. The presented investigations consider three aspects which appear relevant to extend the field of possible applications for thrust cones towards gearboxes constructed with roller bearings.

49 Gear Materials (April 2017)

A reader wants to know how to figure out the fatigues strength, tooth root tension and other technical values of new, high-performance gear materials.

50 Gear Span Measurements (August 2017)

A reader is looking for the best reference materials with formulas for gear measurements over pins.

51 Design of Plastic Microgear Teeth for Mass Production with High Manufacturing Tolerances for a Medical Device (March 2018)

Microgears for some types of medical technology need to be inexpensively mass produced. But at the same time, they need to be both precise and reliable, even though their design lifetime is relatively short. Here's how microgears were developed for blood glucose measuring devices, insulin pumps for diabetics and other very small devices.

52 Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals (February 2018)

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects within the power transmission business. Users demand low-maintenance drive systems with as little disruption as possible, and expect lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours. Approximately 40 percent of long-term gearbox leakages can be traced back to poor interaction between the radial shaft seal (RSS) and the lubricant. Thus, it becomes essential to analyze the tribological system as a whole, which includes the gear oil, seal grease (if required), elastomer material and design, and the shaft.

53 Vibration and Operational Characteristics of a Composite-Steel (Hybrid) Gear (December 2017)

Free vibration and dynamic operation testing of hybrid gears at NASA Glenn Spur Gear Fatigue Test Facility; hybrid gears are compared to their steel counterparts.

54 Gear Expo 2017 Follow-Up (December 2017)

The following recap looks at some of the exhibitors from Gear Expo that manufacture mechanical power transmission components or provide resources for these components.

55 Baldor Motor Basics: Electric Motors and Power Systems and Electric Motors and Voltage (September 2017)

Part 1: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. Part 2: The effect of low voltage on electric motors is pretty widely known and understood, but the effect of high voltage on motors is frequently misunderstood.

56 Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2017 (September 2017)

Our listings of the booths at Gear Expo 2017 that are most relevant to PTE readers.

57 Gear Expo is for Gear Buyers (September 2017)

Most of you who read this magazine have a close relationship with gears and gear drives. According to our surveys, 75% of you recommend, specify or buy them. It's a shame, then, that the majority of you will miss Gear Expo (Oct. 24-26 in Columbus, OH) this year.

58 Gear Expo 2017 Booth Previews (September 2017)

Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.

59 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

60 Food & Beverage Industry Product Round-Up (August 2018)

Some of the latest power transmission and mechanical motion products specifically designed for food and beverage applications.

61 Electrical Stress and Parasitic Currents in Machine Elements of Drivetrains with Voltage Source Inverters (August 2018)

Modern drivetrains with voltage-source inverters not only offer advantages like, for example, variable speed operation, increased efficiency and higher dynamics, but also an increase in failures caused by induced parasitic currents.

62 Homogeneous Geometry Calculation of Arbitrary Tooth Shapes: Mathematical Approach and Practical Applications (February 2016)

This paper provides a mathematical framework and its implementation for calculating the tooth geometry of arbitrary gear types, based on the basic law of gear kinematics. The rack or gear geometry can be generated in two different ways: by calculating the conjugate geometry and the line of contact of a gear to the given geometric shape of a known geometry (e.g., a cutting hob), or by prescribing the surface of action of two gears in contact and calculating the correspondent flank shapes.

63 Precision Plastic Gears (Fall 2007)

Some gear geometries are more practical to produce than others. Since choices made early in the design process aff ect the ease and cost of fabrication, those who design gears would do well to consider molding and how molders operate, especially when they create precision gears.

64 Powder Metal Gear Technology: A Review of the State of the Art (March 2016)

During the past 10 years, the PM industry has put a lot of focus on how to make powder metal gears for automotive transmissions a reality. To reach this goal, several hurdles had to be overcome, such as fatigue data generation on gears, verification of calculation methods, production technology, materials development, heat treatment recipes, design development, and cost studies. All of these advancements will be discussed, and a number of vehicles with powder metal gears in their transmissions will be presented. How the transmissions have been redesigned in order to achieve the required stress levels while minimizing weight and inertia, thus increasing efficiency, will also be discussed.

65 Two-stage Helical Bevel Gearing (February 2016)

Gearing is an essential component in conveyors. The material handling industry appears divided between those who favor high-end three-stage helical bevel gearboxes and those who rely on less expensive worm gearing. But there’s an often over-looked alternative, the two-stage helical bevel gearbox.

66 Effect of Assembly Errors in Back-to-Back Gear Efficiency Testing (December 2015)

As gear efficiency is improved in small steps, it is important to be able to distinguish actual improvements from scatter that can occur while testing. An FZG back-to-back gear test rig was used to investigate how the assembly and re-assembly of the same test setup affects the measurements. A spread in torque loss between one assembly and another of the same test setup were observed. Rig conditions also affected the spread in input torque. With knowledge of how the spread in torque loss varies due to assembly, test results could be distinguished between changes due to assembly and actual differences between tests.

67 The Doomsday Clock is Ticking for Gearmotor Manufacturers (October 2015)

The secondhand on the Doomsday dial ominously spins around the face, slowly but ever so surely inching the motor industry towards its inevitable terminus:

68 Is Splash Lubrication Compatible with Efficient Gear Units for High-Speed Applications (October 2015)

A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.

69 Gearmotors Pulling, Pushing and Controlling Their Weight (October 2018)

Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world

70 Gear Design Effects on Performance of High-Speed Helical Geartrains as Used in Aerospace Drive Systems (March 2016)

The performance of high-speed helical geartrains is of particular importance for tiltrotor aircraft drive systems. These drive systems are used to provide speed reduction/torque multiplication from the gas turbine output shaft and provide the necessary offset between these parallel shafts in the aircraft. Four different design configurations have been tested in the NASA Glenn Research Center, High-Speed Helical Geartrain Test Facility. The design configurations included the current aircraft design, current design with isotropic superfinished gear surfaces, double-helical design (inward and outward pumping), increased pitch (finer teeth), and an increased helix angle. All designs were tested at multiple input shaft speeds (up to 15,000 rpm) and applied power (up to 5,000 hp). Also two lubrication, system-related, variables were tested: oil inlet temperature (160–250° F) and lubricating jet pressure (60–80 psig). Experimental data recorded from these tests included power loss of the helical system under study, the temperature increase of the lubricant from inlet to outlet of the drive system and fling-off temperatures (radially and axially). Also, all gear systems were tested with and without shrouds around the gears.

71 Rating of Asymmetric Tooth Gears (April 2016)

Asymmetric tooth gears and their rating are not described by existing gear design standards. Presented is a rating approach for asymmetric tooth gears by their bending and contact stress levels, in comparison with symmetric tooth gears, whose rating are defined by standards. This approach applies finite element analysis (FEA) for bending stress definition and the Hertzian equation for contact stress definition. It defines equivalency factors for practical asymmetric tooth gear design and rating. This paper illustrates the rating of asymmetric tooth gears with numerical examples.

72 Engineering Showcase - Gears and Gear Drives (September 2018)

Machinists Inc. is integrating the machinery, equipment and know-how of The Gear Works-Seattle Inc.

73 An Open-And-Shut Case: Greases for Gear Applications (September 2016)

For the lubrication of open gear drives used in different industrial applications such as cement and coal mills, rotary furnaces, or where the sealing conditions are difficult, semi-fluid greases are often used in preference to fluid oils. For girth gear applications the greases are used with a splash or spray lubrication system. The selection of such greases influences pitting lifetime and the load-carrying capacity of the gears, as well as wear behavior

74 Holistic Simulation of Gearboxes - System Simulation (August 2018)

Gearboxes are important assemblies within mechatronic systems. During the design phase of such systems it is essential to know the gearbox behavior under consideration of dynamic interactions with its environment. Holistic system simulation helps the engineer to understand this and to improve, adjust, or optimize gearboxes and their application.

75 Gearbox Innovation Evolves in Step with Expanding Servo Market (September 2018)

Approximately one quarter of all servo motors around the world require some type of gear reduction in their applications. From large satellite dishes to precision medical devices, gearboxes boost torque and reduce speed for servos in order for them to be sized more efficiently. While gearbox fundamentals haven't changed much over the past 20 years, their effectiveness has improved significantly, driven mostly by the need to accommodate advancements in servo technology.

76 FZG Gearboxes Lubricated with Different Formulations of Polyalphaolefin Wind Turbine Gear Oils (August 2016)

In order to analyze the different gear oils suitable for the lubrication of wind turbine gearboxes, five fully formulated ISO VG 320 gear oils were selected. In between the selected gear oils, four PAO base oils can be found: PAOR, PAOM, PAOC and PAOX. A mineral-based oil (MINR) was also included as reference.

77 Influential Criteria on the Optimization of a Gearbox, with Application to an Automatic Transmission (September 2018)

In the design of an automatic transmission gearbox, the variation of one parameter can result in different system performances due to the strong interdependencies among all components. For given transmission ratios, component lifetimes and safeties, or space restrictions, improvements in efficiency, noise, and weight can be achieved.

78 The Stage Where It Happens (June 2016)

Although David Korins had an impressive resume of Broadway, film, television and music credits, the New York-based production designer had something to prove when interviewing for the pop culture phenomenon Hamilton. “I prepped for the interview like crazy, sketching out my ideas, presenting a scene breakdown, basically doing everything I could short of begging for the job,” Korins said. “Lin Manuel Miranda (the show’s creator and star) had developed an incredibly effective blueprint. I just wanted the opportunity to help tell his story.”

79 Worm Gear Cutting (August 2016)

I have a fairly straightforward question about a worm gear segment. But as of yet, I haven’t gotten a straight answer from any of the gear job shops I’ve approached about this job. Is there a "traditional" gear cutting method that can produce a ~180 degree enveloping worm gear segment when a feature on the back of the part will interfere with a complete rotation of the part? Or am I left with only the option of 4- or 5-axis surfacing with a CNC mill? I have presented this part to several well-known gear shops in the U.S. without a straight answer on how the part can be made. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

80 Lubrication of Plastic Worm Gears (August 2019)

In the selection of lubricating greases for plastic worm gears, the user needs to know the influence of each grease constituent on the tribological performance in order to choose the appropriate lubricant. In this work, the effect of NLGI class, viscosity, base oil and thickener type are investigated separately regarding the efficiency and temperature close to the tribocontact. With the help of this contribution the user understands the effect of each parameter and learns about the potentially reachable efficiency and temperature ranges.

81 No Time to Kill for Barge Operation (August 2014)

The scene is serene and picturesque. Sunshine reflects off the light chop of the Ohio River, as a barge winds its way into view. While those driving along Louisville’s River Road may be inclined to reach for a camera to capture this idyllic scene, the mood at Nugent Sand Company is anything but tranquil.

82 Product Focus: Gears and Gear Drives (February 2011)

In this special news section, the editors of Power Transmission Engineering have gathered the latest product news and information from the gears and gear drives sector.

83 Airport Baggage Handling: Queue Conveyor Design from a Gearmotor Perspective (February 2011)

The primary driver of an airport baggage handling queue conveyor must be able to operate under increasingly demanding operating conditions, including frequent starting and stopping. The selection of the primary driver of the queue conveyor is dependent on multiple criteria, including dimensional requirements and durability characteristics.

84 Reliability Safeguarding for an 8 MW Wind Energy Gearbox in Serial Production (December 2019)

Prototype and Process Development Ensuring Stable Quality at the Highest Level

85 Helical Gearing Offers Green Alternative (October 2010)

Upgrading to gearboxes with helical gearing can save on energy, maintenance and landfill space.

86 Considerations for Gearmaking in Wind Turbine Applications (June 2010)

A Q&A with N.K. Chinnusamy, president of Excel Gear of Roscoe, IL.

87 Energy Management Considerations with Todays Drive Systems (April 2010)

While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production being achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today’s machine builders and automation engineers alike to remember that an energy-efficient system can actually translate into higher productivity. This is achievable through a comprehensive approach to energy management.

88 Computing Gear Sliding Losses (February 2020)

As concerns surrounding the environmental impact of fossil fuels continue to grow, so does the need to produce vehicles with higher overall efficiency. The importance of enhanced vehicles has spurred drivetrain component manufacturers to study every aspect of efficiency loss in their products. The gearbox is a key contributor to the overall drivetrain efficiency.

89 Development of the Upgraded DC Brush Gearmotor for Spacebus Platforms (April 2011)

The obsolescence of materials and processes in the manufacture of traditional DC brush gearmotors has necessitated the development of an upgraded DC brush gearmotor.

90 Gearmotor Paint Coatings (December 2019)

The following article explains the commonly used paint components and methods within the gearmotor industry, with a focus on electrodeposition coating (E-Coat). These processes will be described in general, with a closer examination of the E-Coat applications steps. Some pros and cons of each method will be presented along with comparative test results showing the benefits of E-Coat.

91 Gear Expo Show Stoppers (October 2011)

Our special advertising section with a focus on Gear Expo 2011.

92 Power-Gen Alights on New Orleans (October 2019)

One show we might not talk about enough is Power-Gen International, one of the biggest U.S. trade shows in the energy industry you can attend that will be going on November 19-21 in New Orleans.

93 A Case for Large-Scale Manufacturing (October 2011)

Big components aim to revive the North American industrial market.

94 Gear Drive Selection Process for the Parcel Handling Industry (August 2011)

This article is designed to help describe the selection process of a reducer to be used in the parcel handling industry. It will go over the different applications for which gearboxes are used throughout parcel handling facilities such as UPS, FedEx and DHL.

95 Embracing Change (December 2019)

Change can be daunting, nerve-wracking or even downright scary. But when we're faced with change in our lives, it's not the change itself we fear. It's the unknown elements that come with it. "You don't know what you don't know," a wise man once told me.

96 Geography Quiz (October 2019)

How well do you know your public gear art? Match wits with the Power Play travel team by trying to identify the locations of these awesome works of public art. Answers at the bottom of the page!

97 Data Loggers Gauge Wastewater Plants Motor Efficiency (February 2010)

In keeping with a national push to bring greater energy efficiency to wastewater treatment plants, a Pennsylvania facility used data loggers to analyze motor utilization, a first step toward cutting energy costs and meeting environmental rules.

98 Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA (February 2010)

A recent trend has been a movement to more user-friendly products in the mechanical power transmission industry. A good example of such a product is a high-horsepower, right angle, shaft-mounted drive designed to minimize installation efforts. Commonly referred to as an alignment-free type, it allows the drive package mounting to be quicker, more cost effective and require less expertise during installation. This facilitates the use of the drive in applications such as underground mining, where there is little room to maneuver parts. The most common application for the alignment-free style drive is for powering bulk material handling belt conveyors.

99 FEM Analysis of the Load Distribution over the Face Width of Helical Gear Pairs Considering Deviations, Misalignments and Deformations (August 2020)

The load carrying capacity of spur gears may be calculated by ISO 6336 using influence factors. The face load factor considers the impact of the non-uniform load distribution over the face width. Even if the gears had perfect geometry, the load would not distribute uniformly along the contact lines. The face load factor depends on deformations of all parts of the containing gearbox and mainly of the teeth, gears and shafts as well as on manufacturing and assembly deviations.

100 Monitoring Concept Study for Aerospace Power Gearbox Drivetrain (August 2020)

Rolls-Royce is pioneering the UltraFan engine family architecture containing a planetary gearbox in a power range of 15 to 80 megawatts. To increase the efficiency of the UltraFan, a planetary gearbox is introduced between fan and intermediate pressure compressor. This enables running the turbine to rotate faster and allows a reduced fan speed.

101 How to Determine the MTBF of Gearboxes (April 2008)

Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.

102 Trends in Industrial Gear Oils (April 2013)

With today's smaller, hotter - and overloaded - machinery, specifying the correct lubricant is vital.

103 Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2013 (August 2013)

Map and listings of the exhibitors providing power transmission components.

104 Gear Expo - Gear Buyers Bonanza (August 2013)

If you’re reading this magazine, there's a good chance you're somehow involved in the design, specification or purchase of gears or geared products. As such, I urge you to make plans now to attend Gear Expo in Indianapolis, September 17-19

105 Showstoppers - Gear Expo 2013 (August 2013)

Don't miss these highlighted exhibitors.

106 3x3 Puzzle Cubes with Gears (June 2020)

Looking at a Gear Cube XXL, you can't help but think about a Rubik's Cube. Both are 3x3 puzzle cubes with brightly colored pieces. Moreover, both are sold commercially as toys.

107 High-Capacity Bearings Carry the Load for Chinese Gearbox Manufacturer (December 2008)

Th e signing of a contract for more than 5,000 sets of SKF’s latest high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings (HCCRB) for wind turbines will impart added load-carrying capacity, more reliability and longer life to the Nanjing Gear Company’s (NGC) line of gearboxes for wind generation applications.

108 Direct Drive Technology and its Impact on the Gearmotor Business (December 2009)

An exploration of direct drive motor trends and examples of design uses for direct drives as replacements for gear drives or belt drives.

109 Frictionless, Magnetic Gears and Couplings Gain Traction (February 2010)

The Magnetic Gearing and Turbine Corp. (MGT), founded by Australian inventor Andrew French in 2000, manufactures injection molded gears and couplings based entirely on magnetic technology. The repulsive magnetic forces are used to transmit power without losing any energy, and drive shafts rotate completely independently of each other.

110 Phase Management as a Strategy to Reduce Gear Whine in Idler Gear Sets (April 2020)

This work explains why some idler sets produce so much gear whine. While transmission error must be managed, there is another tool in the gear whine management toolbox.

111 Dynamic Behavior of Planetary Gears (June 2020)

In planetary gear systems of high power density and high gear ratio, helical gears create undesirable tilting moments on the planet gears; therefore, spur gears are still preferred for planetary gears -- a special challenge with respect to noise. Specifically, the different behavior of planetary gears with sequential and symmetric gear mesh is explained in this paper.

112 How Green is Your Gearbox (February 2009)

Rising energy costs and concerns about global warming are at the forefront of today’s news. Turn to local or national TV programming, browse the internet or read the paper and one can find numerous stories about the seemingly irreversible energy costs and the subsequent impact that these costs have on simply doing business. As a result, we as individuals are becoming increasingly aware of the cost of energy and we are being introduced to a variety of methods and/or products that will minimize the impact of these costs.

113 Combining Gear Design with Manufacturing Process Decisions (June 2020)

The integration of manufacturing information into gear design software reduces cost during the design process by avoiding time-consuming back and forth between the design and manufacturing departments. The challenging task for such software is ensuring the design engineer does not need specific manufacturing expertise. Otherwise he or she would be overwhelmed and not use such a feature.

114 Up in the Air - Aerospace Gears (April 2013)

Volatile aerospace market keeps gear manufacturers guessing.

115 Gear Drives Used in Centrifuge Applications (August 2010)

In order to make better purchasing decisions about centrifuge applications, one must understand the concept of centrifuges and the drives that operate this equipment.

116 The Fundamentals of Specifying and Selecting Gear Drives (December 2012)

Gear drives deliver power to industrial equipment such as bulk material conveyors, mixers, pumps and paper mills. The reliability that translates into greater uptime and profitability begins by specifying and selecting the proper drives for these critical applications.

117 Validation Approach of PM Gears for e-Drive Applications (October 2019)

Key technical drivers which can be addressed by advanced PM manufacturing technologies are, for example, the need for system downsizing in transmissions and differentials, the need for developing systems with higher power density and the strong NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) requirements - especially for electrified transmissions or e-axle solutions.

118 NORD Gear Offers Drive Solutions for Intelligent Brewing (September 2019)

Worm, bevel, and parallel shaft gear units were installed at two breweries to provide the necessary process control.

119 When a Good Gear Drive System Goes Bad (October 2012)

Even when the critical components of industrial power transmission gear drive systems are properly designed, specified and manufactured consistent with application requirements, performance problems can develop over time and failure may follow.

120 Gearbox Development for the Food and Beverage Processing Industry (September 2019)

How one gearbox manufacturer took an existing design and transformed it to meet the needs of this demanding environment.

121 Driving Gears 2019 (September 2019)

Efficiency, power-loss reduction and enhanced performance are just a few examples of what the PT community wants from their gears and gear drives in 2019. Some companies are doubling down on service and assembly capabilities while other others are integrating components in an effort to increase flexibility and control.

122 Gears and Gear Drives Product Focus (February 2013)

Our product focus includes the latest technology in gears and gear drives from the leading manufacturers.

123 Musical Gearboxes (October 2013)

Dave Soma, the mechanical supervisor at Leland Olds Station, a coal-fired power plant near Stanton, North Dakota, says he and his maintenance team care deeply about keeping the plant running and providing people electricity, especially in the dead of winter.

124 How to Design a Spur-Crown Gear Set (October 2013)

When designing a spur-crown pair, is there a formula, guideline or design guide for adapting the spur teeth for the radial angle of the teeth in the crown?

125 CFD Simulation of Geared Transmissions with Injection Lubrication (August 2019)

In this study, a finite volume CFD simulation model of a single-stage injection-lubricated test gearbox was applied to investigate its oil flow and no-load power loss. The results provide physically plausible information on the oil supply and its distribution.

126 Considering Energy-Efficient Motors: Don't Forget the Gearbox (February 2013)

The mechanical components of your drive system play a major role in overall system efficiency. Don't cut corners.

127 Gear Design Software (February 2013)

When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

128 A Model for Predicting Churning Losses in Planetary Gears (September 2019)

In the general context of the reduction of energy consumption and polluting emissions, gearbox efficiency has become a major issue.

129 Effective Management Can Reduce Energy Costs Millwide (December 2012)

It’s as true in pulp and paper as it is in many other industries: the continued rise in energy prices has put a squeeze on margin and profits. Papermakers know that to maintain margin, they must effectively manage their energy costs.

130 General Modeling Method of Power Losses in Transmission with Parameter Identification (October 2019)

In this paper, the models for different power loss sources in transmissions from literature are applied and compared, which form the two methods - ISO 14179-2 and the joint model to estimate the power losses in a transmission. A 2-speed transmission in an electric vehicle is used as a case study to compare the two methods and validate them with experimental data.

131 Saving Money with High-Efficiency Gearmotors (October 2019)

Standing in a factory or a warehouse, you're bound to notice machinery, whether it's a conveyor system that winds across the floor or large fans that hang from the ceiling. You may even notice automated guided vehicles or autonomous mobile robots carrying parts, driving themselves from one section of the building to another. These machines are good candidates for using high-efficiency gearmotors, especially if they're expected to run for long stretches at a time. If they aren't using high-efficiency gearmotors, then they may be costing more money than they should.

132 Applying Open Gear Lubricants (February 2012)

When selecting an open gear lubricant for use in a particular application, the method of application used must be considered.

133 Come and Get It (September 2019)

Learn, touch and taste at Process Expo.

134 Engineering Showcase - Gearmotors (October 2019)

Special advertising section from the October 2019 issue of Gear Technology.

135 Gearbox Bearing Service Life: A Matter of Mastering Many Design Parameters (April 2012)

The availability of high-strength shaft materials, in combination with bearings with high carrying capacity, allows use of slimmer shafts. However, the modulus of elasticity remains the same, so seat design for bearings and gears must be given close attention.

136 Insider's Guide to Automate 2019 and Promat (March 2019)

Automate Show Examines the Integration of Robotics, Automation and Machine Vision, while Promat explores the latest in material handling technology.

137 Product News (August 2020)

The latest product news from Miki Pulley, Voith, Firgelli Automations, Heidenhain, Zero-Max, Gates, KEB America, Siemens, H2W Technologies and Emerson Automation

138 Hannover Messe USA Goes Digital (August 2020)

There would have been an incredible lineup of products and technologies in Chicago in the Hannover Messe USA pavilion at IMTS 2020 -- everything from cobots and smart factory automation solutions to digital twins and mechanical power transmission components. Unfortunately, the planet had other ideas this year and we continue to conduct business on laptops, smartphones and Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future.

139 Voith SafeSet Couplings Prevent Catastrophic Failure (August 2020)

When City Scrap & Salvage experienced a catastrophic failure of the driveline between the motor and rotor of its automotive shredder, the company called on Voith Turbo for a potential manufacturing solution.

140 Product News (September 2019)

The complete Product News section from the September 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

141 Industry News (March 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

142 Industry News (June 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

143 Product News (August 2018)

The latest products from Kluber Lubrication, Joral, Igus, Portescap, Rexnord, Gearing Solutions, Nord, Rheintacho, GWJ Technology and Miki Pulley.

144 Industry News (December 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

145 Keeping the Lights on - Machine Monitoring Basics (June 2018)

As manufacturers continually search for ways to cut costs and increase ROI, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions are an increasingly cost-effective way for plants and factories to help reduce process downtime.

146 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems

147 Industry News (August 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

148 Industry News (February 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

149 Product News (October 2020)

The complete Product News section from the October 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

150 The Development of Worm Drives (February 2018)

A worm drive is a geared power transmission device in which a worm meshes with a worm gear to transmit power between two non-intersecting shafts that are oriented at a right angle. The worm drive has been an active and challenging topic of technological study since Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

151 Efficiency of Design (February 2018)

Energy efficiency is for more than just motors. Here are some mechatronics companies making sure you get more bang for your buck when it comes to your power bill.

152 Product News (February 2018)

The latest mechanical power transmission products from Nord Drivesystems, Gearing Solutions, Ogura Industrial, Stafford Manufacturing, Rexnord, Portescap, Steinmeyer, Intellidrives, J.W. Winco and Zero-Max.

153 Industry News (June 2013)

The complete Industry News section of the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

154 Invitation (August 2019)

I'd like to invite you to come visit us at Motion+Power Technology Expo. The show takes place in October at Cobo Center in Detroit, and we'll be there in booth #3826.

155 Heavy Industry and Smart Technology (February 2019)

Heavy industry. The phrase conjures images of mines and steel mills, of huge caverns underground, of cavern-like factories, of oldline companies operating heavy-duty machines for hightorque work. That's the image of heavy industry. Today, though, there's also another image. It's of an operator walking a steel mill's floor, looking at his smartphone or his tablet.

156 Industry News (February 2018)

The latest new hires and corporate announcements from around the industry.

157 The Maintenance of High Quality and Taste (September 2020)

Valves help control temperature, pressure and viscosity for alcohol fermentation.

158 Mapping the World of Manufacturing (August 2018)

After decades of iteration, you might think manufacturing software suites are running out of new modules to add, but improving hardware is opening up new avenues for them to explore.

159 Product News (March 2018)

The complete Product News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

160 Help Wanted (September 2020)

Options available for those looking for safe, online/in-person gear knowledge.

161 Comparing Data Sources for Condition Monitoring Suitability (September 2020)

Condition-based maintenance requires detailed state knowledge, often acquired by means of sensors.

162 Cars with Jet Engines (June 2019)

In the late 1940s, the U.S. auto industry started an exciting experiment and spent decades on it. One result came in '63, when the Turbine was introduced by Chrysler Corp., now a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). In appearance, the two-door, four-passenger car looked like a regular car, but it wasn’t. Under its sleek shell, the car had a jet engine.

163 Product News (June 2019)

The complete Product News section from the June 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

164 MPT Expo Showstoppers (September 2019)

These exhibitors want you to know they're making a splash at MPT Expo 2019.

165 Creature Comfort (February 2020)

Intelligent drive technology in the cowshed

166 Industry News (February 2020)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

167 Product News (March 2020)

The complete Product News section from the March 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

168 Hands-Free Driving in the 1950s (April 2019)

Yes, the headline is correct: Autonomous vehicles are not a new idea. In fact, in the 1950s, handsfree driving so interested General Motors engineers that they designed a concept car for it. And in 1956, at its own auto show, the GM Motorama, the automaker unveiled the car, the Firebird II.

169 The Consistency Game (October 2018)

A Look at Gear & Gear Drive Lubrication Performance Improvements

170 Smashing the Efficiency Barrier (October 2018)

A Practical Comparison of Planetary and Orbitless Gear-Heads.

171 Analyzing Contact Patterns for UAV Helicopter Transmissions (August 2019)

In a research project at the Vienna University of Technology, the KISSsoft design software was used to check a new drivetrain concept and the micro-geometry of the bevel gear stage for a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

172 Industry News (December 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

173 Industry News (April 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

174 Product News (February 2020)

The complete Product News Section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

175 Industry News (October 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

176 Integration Nation (February 2020)

Gearmotors handle harsh environments with digitalization, customization and improved service life.

177 MPT Expo 2019 Booth Previews (September 2019)

MPT Expo takes place October 15-17 at TCF CENTER (formerly the Cobo Center) in Detroit. Here are booth previews of some of the exhibitors most relevant to buyers of mechanical power transmission components.

178 Value-Driven (March 2020)

New Opportunities and Technologies Allow AC Motors to Enhance Motion Control Applications.

179 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?

180 Stable and Streamlined (September 2018)

Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.

181 A Little Peace of Mind (June 2020)

Condition Monitoring Technology Evolves for Gear Drives, Gearmotors and Gearboxes. Here's a look at what some leading manufacturers are offering.

182 The Future of E-Mobility (October 2018)

Schaeffler Touts System Solutions and Electrification Advancements at Detroit Symposium

183 Motor Technology Makeover (June 2019)

Efficiency, Size, Space and Mounting Requirements Highlight Customer Requests for No Compromise.

184 Romax Improves Reckon Drive Product Reliability with Drivetrain Structural Simulation Software (April 2020)

Durability requirements must be balanced with the need for lightweight and low-cost solutions which meet noise and vibration targets whilst also exhibiting excellent efficiency.

185 Navigating the New Normal (April 2020)

Power Transmission component suppliers discuss COVID-19 Threat and how their companies are responding to keep the supply chain connected.

186 Product News (April 2020)

The complete Product News section from the April 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

187 Product News (October 2018)

The complete Product News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

188 Dynamic Performance (April 2020)

PTE Examines Gearmotor and Gear Drive Technology

189 Pack Expo: Automation and Education (September 2018)

Ask any exhibitor at Pack Expo International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo (Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place, Chicago) why they're there, and you'll probably get the same response: end users.

190 Product News (December 2018)

The complete Product News section from the December 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

191 The Clean Cut (August 2018)

JBT Corporation benefits from Kollmorgen Hygienic motor design in food and beverage application.

192 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

193 Industry News (December 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

194 New Motor Technology (April 2013)

Novatorque energy efficient motors, Portescap smaller-size brushless DC motors, Pittman customized motors, Kollmorgen stainless steel motors, Crouzet expanded motor series, and a report from IHS on rare earth mineral supply.

195 Product News (December 2017)

The complete Product News section from the December 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, featuring the latest from SKF, R+W, Brecoflex, Nexen, Güdel, Renold Gears, Hansford Sensors, Ogura Industrial, Igus, Destaco, Röhm and Iwis.

196 Guidelines for Designing Better Motion Control Systems (February 2012)

Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.

197 University Improves Sustainability of HVAC Motors in Platinum LEED Building (April 2012)

A new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable "green" building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors—electrical bearing damage and failure.

198 Product News (August 2011)

The complete Product News section from the August 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

199 Industry News (June 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

200 Product News (December 2010)

The complete Product News section from the December 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

201 Development of an Actuator for Ambient to Cryo Application (December 2010)

During the qualification campaign of the NIRSpec (near-infrared spectrometer) instrument mechanism, the actuator could not achieve the expected lifetime that had been extended during the development phase. The initial design could not be adapted to the requested number of revolutions during that phase. Consequently the actuator needed to be modified so that the function of the mechanism would not be endangered or, by extension, the overall function of the NIRSpec instrument. The modification included a change of the overall actuator design—internal dimensions, tolerances, materials, lubrication and assembly process—while keeping the interface to the mechanism, mass and function.

202 Product News (April 2011)

The complete Product News section from the April 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

203 Integrated Motion Control in Packaging Machines Delivers Value (June 2011)

Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customers’ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.

204 Product News (June 2012)

The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

205 Industry News (June 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

206 Seeking Suppliers (October 2013)

Last month's Gear Expo in Indianapolis provided a great opportunity to meet potential suppliers of mechanical power transmission components -- mostly gears and gear drives, of course, but also a smattering of suppliers of bearings and motors as well.

207 Product News (October 2013)

The complete Product News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

208 Industry News (October 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

209 Crowning Spur Teeth - Ask the Expert - December 2013 PTE (December 2013)

When designing spur teeth, is there a formula/guideline/design guide for determining the amount of crowning?

210 Industry News (August 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

211 Cruising with Curiosity (December 2012)

Power Transmission Components from Forest City Gear, Kaydon Bearings and Maxon Motors help power NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover.

212 Product News (October 2012)

The complete Product News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

213 Industry News (October 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

214 PTExtras (December 2012)

Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.

215 Product News (December 2012)

The complete Product News section from the December 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

216 Product News (October 2010)

The complete Product News section from the October 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

217 Product News (August 2010)

The complete Product News section from the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

218 Grip Tight Done Right (February 2008)

Baldor bearings make the grade with Sapphire Recovery and Twin City Fan.

219 Product News (June 2013)

The complete Product News section from the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

220 Rain or Shine (April 2008)

Brevini Power Transmission helps spectators enjoy stadium sights and sounds.

221 Mold Machining Center Maintains Accuracy (June 2008)

Entrust enlists Advanced Machine & Engineering for 7-axis, 2-spindle performance.

222 The Ikona Clutch and Differential (October 2008)

This paper describes two devices—a clutch and a differential— which are based on the Ikona continuously variable transmission (CVT).

223 Chasing Ubiquity (June 2013)

Power Transmission Engineering is the magazine of mechanical components. When you think of gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes and similar products, we want you to think of us. But achieving such front-of-mind presence is one of the most difficult goals in publishing...

224 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

225 PT Extras (August 2013)

Gear Expo coverage, plus a new video from Motion Industries and Rexnord.

226 Six Keys to Sustainable Manufacturing (February 2009)

The federal government estimates that manufacturing uses about one third of the energy consumed in the U.S., so manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future.

227 Shaking Hands in Indianapolis (August 2013)

Gear manufacturers set to talk with gear buyers at Gear Expo 2013.

228 Alloying Strategy Boosts Powertrain Performance (June 2013)

The development of a new, gas-carburized gear steel, necessitated by a customer-driven specification, has not only increased the power density in an existing gearbox design, but has done so without requiring any significant change to production processes or heat treatment equipment.

229 Packaging Stimulus (April 2009)

Few industries are experiencing change quite as fast as the packaging arena. Lighter-weight containers are being introduced to reduce costs and energy use, packaging is being redesigned to attract consumer attention and manufacturers are using fewer materials in an effort to address environmental concerns.

230 Product News (June 2009)

The complete product news section from the June 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

231 AGMA in Full Support of Energy Initiative (February 2010)

Our politicians in Washington continue dithering over the Obama administration energy bill aimed at developing alternative, green sources of energy production. As a result, when this country will have a viable energy program in place is anyone’s guess, given the usual D.C. gridlock. And yet, Americans can take more than cold comfort in the fact that at least some government agencies—U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—and the private sector—some major manufacturers—are doing more than their share of work in trying to harness our existing, fossil-based energy sources in such a way that they are used to their best efficiencies.

232 Product News (April 2010)

The complete product news section from the April 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

233 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

234 Product News (June 2010)

The complete Product News section from the June 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

235 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

236 Product News (February 2010)

The complete Product News section from the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

237 Product News (August 2009)

The complete Product News section from the August 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

238 Product News (October 2009)

The complete Product News section from the October 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

239 Power Transmission vs. Wild (October 2009)

Typically, zoo safari rides consist of cramped trams that take guests five miles-per-hour past various exhibits. You might catch a bear sleeping, hear scripted, narrated fun facts or be somewhat entertained by eccentric tour guides, but there’s never much to look at except concession stands or souvenir shops.

240 Soft Drink Solutions (December 2009)

Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.

241 Industry News (December 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

242 Product News (February 2012)

The complete Product News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

243 Hands-On Hydraulics and Pneumatics (February 2017)

Action Challenge Introduces Students to Fluid Power Industry in the latest STEM educational effort from the National Fluid Power Association.

244 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.

245 Calendar (February 2017)

The complete technical calendar from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

246 Product News (March 2017)

The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

247 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

248 Determining Diametral Pitch, Center Distance (October 2016)

I need help determining the diametral pitch needed to achieve the closest center-to-center distance for 2 spur gears. The 1st gear is a 34-tooth and the 2nd gear is a 28-tooth. The center-to-center distance between the gears needs to be as close to 2 1/8" as possible.

249 Product News (September 2016)

News about recent products in the Industry

250 Proper Handling of Bearings (September 2016)

Rolling-element bearings are high-precision components that need to be stored and handled carefully to perform as designed. Proper storage and handling of a bearing before, during and after installation is important because once debris enters a bearing, it reduces the life.

251 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

252 Taking Aim at Conveyor Systems (October 2016)

It's no secret that conveyor systems are the primary market for gearmotors, and so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that gearmotor manufacturers are looking for ways to cater to that market's needs. From Brother's new VFDs to Siemens' Simotics S-1FG1, a lot of the new solutions in the industry have their own unique quirks, but all fall into a few common veins.

253 ISO-AGMA Standards: Specific Sliding Defined (March 2017)

Does the definition of specific sliding mean the same between ISO 21771:2007 and AGMA 917-B97? In ISO, specific sliding is the ratio of the sliding speed to the speed of a transverse profile in the direction of the tangent to the profile. In AGMA, specific sliding is ratio of gear tooth sliding velocity to its rolling velocity.

254 Engineering Showcase 2017 (March 2017)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

255 Industry News (September 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

256 Familiar Goals, New Solutions (October 2017)

Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)

257 U.S. Wind Power Blowing Hot as New Installations Flourish (October 2017)

A look at recent installations, plus interviews with some wind industry insiders.

258 Industry News (October 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

259 Motors and Mechatronics - Moving to a Higher Plane (September 2017)

This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.

260 Product News (September 2017)

The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

261 Industry News (March 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

262 Industry News (February 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

263 Industry News (April 2017)

Corporate and personnel announcements from the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

264 Pack Expo: The Push to Automation (August 2017)

With Pack Expo Las Vegas around the corner, we took a look at the state of the packaging industry today to see what you can expect at the show. The answer is more automation.

265 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

266 Bearing Good News (April 2017)

This issue's focus on bearings includes a number of important and informative articles about one of the most key components in any machine design.

267 Finite Element Evaluation of Bearing Instrumentation Method (December 2014)

This paper presents an evaluation of measurements being taken on a 750 kW wind turbine gearbox being tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). High-speed stage gears and bearings have been identified as critical components of the gearbox; during gearbox testing, these components were instrumented and tests were developed to evaluate loads on high-speed tapered roller bearings (TRBs). In this paper an advanced finite element-based contact modeling procedure has been applied to model the high-speed stage with the bearings fully modeled in order to evaluate strain levels. A major conclusion is that the strains of the slotted grooves are at such a level that they have acceptable signal-to-noise levels. This was verified by the results of the initial experiments presented here.

268 Servo Technology - Centralized or Decentralized (October 2014)

Which architecture type delivers the best technical and commercial advantages ?

269 Energy Efficiency, Configurable Solutions Highlight Pack Expo (December 2014)

A wide variety of companies displayed mechanical power transmission and motion control technologies at Pack Expo, held in November in Chicago. The event, which is the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America, attracted more than 48,000 attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI. The four-day event included 2,352 exhibiting companies, an increase of more than 19 percent from the previous show in 2012.

270 Ask the Expert (February 2015)

Questions by readers answered by Experts in the field.

271 Product News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

272 Made in the USA, Sourced in China (October 2014)

If you read only one article this issue, it should be Norm Parker’s article on the Chinese bearing manufacturing industry. Parker is an engineer with General Motors, a true industry insider who has become a regular contributor to Power Transmission Engineering.

273 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

With the addition of Industrial Automation North America (IANA) as well as Motion, Drive & Automation North America(MDA NA), IMTS 2014 has greatly expanded its range of manufacturing technology services. These co-located shows complement the metalworking solutions found at IMTS by bringing in key suppliers from around the world.

274 Industry News (June 2016)

News from around the industry

275 Best Practices for Bearing Protection (June 2014)

For either brand-new motors or those already in service, "best practices" means that informed technicians can make use of the latest diagnostic techniques (vibration analysis, thermography, shaft-voltage testing, etc.) to prevent electrical bearing damage -- either at the very beginning or very quickly thereafter. If done correctly, the work need only be done once.

276 Working in AutoCAD (April 2014)

How does one draw and mesh involute gear teeth in AutoCAD?

277 MDA - IANA 2014 Showstoppers (August 2014)

Special Advertising Section

278 Engineering Showcase 2015 (March 2015)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

279 Industry News (August 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

280 Industry News (October 2015)

News From the gear Industry

281 There Is a Great Future in Plastics (April 2015)

The first thing you see when you walk into Winzeler Gear is a pretty face. No, scratch that — the face is beautiful. Streamlined with chiseled cheek bones, delicate yet bold and strong, a half dozen photos of the feminine face line the building’s entranceway, enclosed tastefully in simple black picture frames, beckoning you to come further in with its pleasant warmth, repelling you to turn and leave with its foreign presence in such a location.

282 Engineering Showcase 2016 (March 2016)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

283 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

284 Product News (August 2015)

News about the latest Products from the Industry

285 Space Shuttle Rudder-Speed Brake Actuator (October 2015)

The U.S. Space Shuttle fleet was originally intended to have a life of 100 flights for each vehicle, lasting over a 10-year period, with minimal scheduled maintenance or inspection. The first space shuttle flight was that of the Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102), launched April 12, 1981. The disaster that destroyed Columbia occurred on its 28th flight, February 1, 2003, nearly 22 years after its first launch.

286 Product News (April 2015)

Latest Products

287 Dont Tap the Glass (June 2015)

Behind a thick sheet of unblemished glass that stretches from wall-to-wall, ceilingto- floor at Delta Gear, just south of a shop lined with ultramodern grinding machines whirring away, is Scott Sakuta’s aquarium.

288 Industry News (June 2015)

News from Around the Industry

289 Diametral Pitch Calculation (April 2015)

Circular pitch gives me the size of the teeth in my mind, but diametral pitch does not. What is the purpose of the diametral pitch concept? Does it merely avoid pi in calculation?

290 How to Prevent Pulley Slippage (February 2017)

I'm not able to get a good connection between the pulley and shaft in my drive assembly. Could you explain the various ways of connecting a pulley to a shaft to prevent the pulley from slipping?

291 High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives (June 2016)

Referencing a June 2014 Article, “High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives Analysis,” by Dr. Alex Kapelevich: I have designed a small compound epicyclic gearbox with common planets. Sun = 10 teeth Planet = 14 teeth Ring Gear stationary = 38 teeth Ring gear output = 41 teeth profile shifted onto a 38 tooth pitch diameter. Carriers are simply cages for the planet alignment and location. According to your article, and according to my calculations and the prototype I have built, my inputto- output ratio is a reduction of 65.6:1. I am using a ~ VG1 viscosity grease and Nylatron materials for the gears and carriers.

292 Meet Norm Parker - Bearings Blogger (April 2017)

In case you missed them, following are three recent blog postings by our popular PTE bearings blogger - Norm Parker. We also felt that, should you not be a blog follower, this would be a good way to introduce you to Norm's bearings wisdom. Parker is currently the global senior specialist/roller bearings at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

293 Performance Testing of Composite Bearing Materials for Large Hydraulic Cylinders (April 2017)

Large hydraulic cylinders (LHCs) are integral components in the functioning of large machines in mechanically demanding, corrosive and abrasive environments, such as offshore drilling rigs. The materials utilized in these largescale hydraulic systems must deliver reliable performance throughout their expected lifecycle.

294 Preventing Downtime for Hanger Bearings (April 2016)

Dale Renner, CBS and sales representative at Bearing Headquarters Co., explains how his bearing expertise helped solve a customer’s problem and saved significant downtime and cost.

295 Progress in Rolling Bearing Technology for Refrigerant Compressors (December 2017)

Various surface treatment and bearing technology solutions are explored to solve challenging lubrication regimes.

296 Al-Jazari - Mechanical Genius (June 2017)

The following is a very brief overview on the life, work and achievements of Al-Jazari - the most famous mechanical engineer of his time. Now well more than 1,000 years ago,

297 Getting to Know Your Bearing (August 2017)

Software Design, Analysis and Calculation Tools Help Solve Today's Engineering Challenges

298 Motor Management - Best Practices (December 2015)

Energy costs and downtime can be greatly reduced by instituting a motor management plan. Part II of this three-part series specifically addresses the establishment of a motor failure policy and the development of purchasing specifications. Part I addressed the general aspects of a motor management plan, including the first steps of creating a motor inventory and guidelines for motor repair and replacement. Part III will examine motor repair specifications as well as preventive and predictive maintenance.

299 Machine Parts No Longer in Production (June 2018)

Good machinery can last a lifetime. But, replacement parts for older equipment may be near impossible to find. So, what do you do when you're looking to replace hard-to-find bearings and related parts for older machines?

300 The Cult of the Maintenance Evangelist (September 2015)

A man stands at a proverbial pulpit, dressed like a company executive but speaking like a fire and brimstone southern preacher.

301 Global Industrial Outlook: Game Changer (September 2015)

The number one question today is: are the current low oil prices a near-term or structural development?

302 Motor Management - Best Practices (October 2015)

Reducing losses and increasing profits by instituting a motor management plan is what this series of articles is all about. Here in Part I, we discuss how to create a motor inventory and establish repair-or-replace motor guidelines. Subsequent topics in this three-part series will address (Part II) motor failure policies and purchasing specifications, and (Part III) repair specifications and preventive and predictive maintenance, respectively.

303 With Buying Consortium, it's Advantage Suppliers and Buyers (Fall 2007)

A little over 10 years ago, Louise O’Sullivan was serving as president of one of Dover Corp.’s myriad divisions. One of her duties in that role was to attend the bi-annual cattle calls, i.e.— corporate executive business meetings attended by approximately 22 Dover decision makers. Invariably, at some point in those meetings, someone would ask, “Since we all buy the same things, why don’t we pool our signifi cant purchasing power to achieve better pricing and service?”

304 Motor Management Best Practices Part 3 (February 2016)

This three-part series on motor management best practices focuses on the importance of instituting a motor management plan as a necessity in effectively administering the electric motors in a facility. The goal of a motor management plan is to take advantage of opportunities for energy savings and increased productivity using energy efficient, reliable motors such as NEMA Premium efficiency motors, herein referred to as “premium efficiency” motors.

305 The Search for Intelligent Brakes (Fall 2007)

Th e Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek, CA is a joint venture between the University of California Berkeley and the SETI Institute of Mountain View, CA. SETI has hired Minex Engineering of Antioch, CA to help with the design and installation of state-of-the-art drives and controls for the antenna array.

306 Upgrading Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers (ACHE) and Cooling Towers (June 2020)

Many industrial facilities with air-cooled heat exchangers (ACHE) and cooling towers often have older units installed. Depending on the age, repairs, and maintenance done over the years it may have had an impact on performance. Upon conducting site inspections of the equipment, it is sometimes found that ACHE or cooling tower components have degraded. This can result in a system that is not very energy-efficient and delivers substandard cooling performance.

307 Engineering Showcase - Gear Drives (April 2020)

Our special advertising section takes a look at leading suppliers in the gear drives space.

308 Tackling Fluid Power Challenges (February 2020)

Increasing power density and improving cylinder lifespan are key issues.

309 Picking and Placing with Flexible Fingers (September 2019)

They're like real fingers, able to pick up hard stuff, a spark plug or a metal pipe connector, and pick up soft stuff without breaking or smushing it: an egg, a loaf of bread, a donut.

310 Solar Tracker System Helps Overcome Site Topography Challenges (August 2020)

RBI Solar relies on TB Wood's custom jaw couplings to provide long lasting performance in tough environments.

311 Bearings and Motors and Gears (September 2020)

Oh my. It's been another busy month here at Power Transmission Engineering, and we have another full issue for you. This time around we have a focus on bearings, with plenty of great examples of applications and technology from the world's leading manufacturers. Of course, bearings are essential to power transmission and a core subject we cover every issue. But when it's the focus, we like to attack the subject from multiple different angles.

312 When it Comes to Mining, Bigger is Best (June 2015)

One of the key challenges in the mining industry today is maintaining throughput in the face of ore grade quality that has declined by 40 percent in the last decade.

313 Industry News (October 2014)

PERSONNEL CHANGES AND EXPANSION HIGHLIGHT CICERO, ILLINOIS GEAR MANUFACTURER

314 Tips for Lifting Large Bearings (September 2019)

Special tools and bearing modifications can make removal and installation much safer and easier for plant technicians.

315 Engineering Showcase - Gears and Gear Drives (September 2019)

See our special advertising section focused on gears and gear drives from the September 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

316 About as Big as it Gets (August 2018)

The Overburden Conveyor Bridge F60.

317 Set It and Forget It (August 2018)

Pneumatics Ensures Reliability in Packaging Application

318 Prediction of Heat Generation in Transmission Bearings by Application of FEM (September 2018)

Heat generation in bearings is manifested by the power losses of the transmission. Because of the rise in temperature due to heat generation, the appearance of dilatation adversely affects the bearings' geometrical characteristics.

319 Improperly Testing Belt Tension Can Easily Damage Small Motors (February 2019)

Most of us want to just instinctively squeeze a belt between a pair of pulleys to test the belt tension. What is not as instinctive is just how much force such a procedure can put on the shaft -- often significantly past the manufacturer's rated limits for small motors. This can cause damage to both the shaft and the bearings.

320 Experimental Determination of Oil Rheology Parameters to be Implemented in Power Loss Predictions of Gears and Rolling Element Bearings (April 2019)

Rheology models express the way tribological conditions translate to shear stress of the lubricant and friction force on the interacting surfaces. Due to the complexity of the lubricant rheology, the friction coefficient is usually obtained experimentally either under the same operating conditions or by curve fitting in a properly chosen friction map. The current study aims at determining the rheological parameters of a lubricant based on friction measurements carried out on a commercial, readily available ball-on-disc machine.

321 Plugged In (April 2019)

At the recently concluded Automate 2019 and Promat trade shows (held in Chicago in April), we saw a lot of new technology aimed at making factories more efficient and productive.

322 Finite Element Method Based Analysis of Planetary Gear Systems Considering Backlash and Manufacturing Deviations (June 2018)

The load carrying capacity of gear transmissions depends strongly on design, material and operation conditions. Modern analysis methods, e.g. finite element analysis (FEA), consider the above parameters with more or less sufficient accuracy. Yet it remains an ongoing challenge to account for backlash and manufacturing errors, despite a definite need to do so.

323 Facing the Challenges of the Current Hybrid Electric Drivetrain (April 2009)

Presented is a high-phase, order-induction motor drive for use in a series hybrid architecture. This solution overcomes numerous compromises in current hybrid powertrain designs. Notably, it allows for a vehicle that is competitive in terms of performance and cost.

324 High-Performance Industrial Gear Lubricants for Optimum Reliability (October 2010)

In recent years, gearbox technology has advanced and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have specified required gear oils to meet the lubrication requirements of these new designs. Modern gearboxes operate under severe conditions while maintaining their reliability to ensure end-user productivity. The latest generation of industrial gear lubricants can provide enhanced performance—even under extreme operating conditions—for optimal reliability and reduced cost of operation.

325 SMMA Spring Management Conference Navigates Recovery (April 2010)

The SMMA – Motor and Motion Association is ditching the slickers and galoshes for this year’s Spring Management Conference, themed “After the Storm: Navigating in the New World.”

326 Helping Hands: How Robotic Automation Can Help Manufacturing Resurgence (April 2010)

Before Mike Cicco was involved on the engineering side, he used to sell robotic systems to manufacturers. Most of his sales pitches were met with hesitation and skepticism as he tried to explain the “benefits” of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.

327 Carnage and Mayhem 101 (June 2011)

What did you learn in school today? This typical parental inquiry is met with several responses but rarely followed with, “The complete and total annihilation of robotic machines in a no-holds-barred death match.”

328 The Energy Efficient Agenda (February 2012)

Next time you are strolling across a manufacturing plant, check out the hardware on the ground. Shop floors are nothing but cables plugged into machines, cables plugged into computers, cables plugged into other cables...

329 Economy Continues - Generally - to Improve (June 2012)

Our April 2012 launch of this column highlighted several key themes; we will re-state each and highlight developments, relying on our monitoring of 75 key global industrial companies and ongoing fieldwork.

330 Structural Change and Growth - Coming to an Economy Near You (April 2012)

Welcome to the first installment of Market Update - a by-the-numbers, in-the-now snapshot of industrial markets worldwide, along with some prognostication to assist in planning your next moves - when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, etc. Look for Market Update in future issues.

331 Power Generating Play (February 2010)

Never has generating alternative sources of energy been so fun. All that excess energy children have bottled up now helps power lighting for remote African villages.

332 Honing a Competitive Advantage (December 2009)

Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.

333 Intelligent Integration (June 2015)

In this issue’s cover story, Stefan Hantke describes an evolving marketplace that requires smarter components and more integrated solutions. In fact, Hantke, who was recently named head of global industrial sales for the Schaeffler Group, goes so far as to predict that within a few short years, every bearing will have a wire coming out of it.

334 Rewind Seminar Jump Starts Motor, Generator Know-How (June 2008)

Calling on engineers and maintenance power plant personnel, industrial users of low- and medium-voltage motors and generators and motor repair shop staff...

335 Motion System Management (August 2008)

Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion

336 Historic Danish Theatre Gets a Facelift (April 2009)

The Royal Danish Theatre has occupied the heart of Copenhagen for centuries and recently upgraded to a new control system featuring Sprint Electric DC drives to extend the lives of the existing motors, keeping replacement costs down. The Swedish stage design and technology company Visual Act retained most of the original motors and mechanics while providing a much-needed facelift to the stage.

337 Meet the Dustbot - A New Spin on Waste Management (October 2009)

Scientists have been hard at work creating a robotic system with the capabilities to sweep and collect garbage in urban environments. This real-world Wall-E is known as the DustBot, aimed at designing, developing, testing and demonstrating a system for improving the management of urban hygiene.

338 Improving Equipment Uptime - Composite Seals Meet the Challenge (October 2009)

In an industrial application, equipment uptime is vital for on-time performance and profitability. The rotating members of industrial machines are subject to the highest degree of wear and are more susceptible to failure than non-moving parts. Bearing surfaces are the most critical and often the most expensive portion of the rotary assembly; it is imperative to protect these components. The primary protector of these components is the industrial seal.

339 The Quick Fix - Rexnord Solves Bearing Installation and Removal Challenges (June 2012)

At a Midwestern producer of tubular steel products, measures taken to counteract the effects of impact on a quench tank roll made it difficult to remove and replace the conventional pillow block bearings that support the roll’s shaft.

340 Gear- or Actuator-Driven, These Bots Are Cutting-Edge (October 2008)

Robots are everywhere these days— bots in the factory, bots in space, bots at the airport, bots in the movies and much, much more. But robots in the operating room?

341 Encouragement and Enthusiasm (December 2014)

In the Stott household, we love math. Well, maybe not everyone in my household loves it equally, but since they were in kindergarten, whenever one of my children asked me for help with math homework, my reply has been an instant and cheerful “We love math!”

342 Low-Efficiency Motors and Gears Still Prevalent (October 2014)

Electric motor-driven systems are the single largest enduser of electricity, accounting for over 40% of global consumption according to the International Energy Agency.

343 Getting a Piece of that Sweet Coupling Pie (December 2014)

He was out. Nine years ago, Ross Rivard left the coupling industry for the shimmering new world of luxury automotive components at Lacks Enterprises, where he was immediately enveloped by platinum trim systems and chrome composite wheels. It was glitz and glam and as sparkly clean as the fresh-fromthe-dealership cars his products were embellished onto.

344 Mathematical Modeling for the Design of Spiroid, Helical, Spiral Bevel and Worm Gears (April 2015)

Spiroid and worm gears have superior advantages for hightorque and miniaturization applications. And for this reason they are particularly preferred in aerospace, robotic and medical applications. They are typically manufactured by hobbing technology, a process with a typical overall lead time of 4 to 14 weeks.

345 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick, Currency Headwinds Challenge Growth (March 2015)

End market conditions for the power transmission industry have arguably worsened since our last column. In December we stated that with two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East our stance was “Buy on the Sound of Cannons…. Selectively” while cautioning PTE readers not to be sanguine.

346 Rolling Bearings in High-Speed Passenger Traffic (June 2012)

Passenger transport today moves significantly faster than ever before, often operating on separate tracks especially designed for high-speed trains. Accordingly, high-speed rolling bearings are very important components in the bogies of trains today. Maximum train speeds currently reach 380 km/h (236 mph) in the latest high-speed applications - 80% higher than in the earlier days of high-speed traffic. This paper presents two application examples of modern, high-speed traffic, together with some typical bearing arrangements and housings. It provides insight regarding measures taken in the bearing industry to meet the requirements of contemporary, high-speed traffic, and it cites important standards and regulations applicable for - but not restricted to - European applications. To be precise, the focus here is on journal bearings; information on traction motor bearings, transmission bearings and housings is included, but described in less detail.

347 The Automated Parking Garage (September 2014)

ContiTech and Wöhr Team up for Unique Residential Solution.

348 Innovative Design Solves AutomotiveParts Assembly Challenge (February 2015)

Weiss North America, Inc. of Willoughby, OH has designed and produced rotary tables and other components for the automation industry for more than 45 years. When approached by Alpha Integration, Inc. of Murfreesboro, TN, a manufacturer of turnkey automated assembly, vision and testing systems, to provide a reliable turnkey solution for their 6-foot-tall automotive parts assembly machine, Weiss ‘tiered-up’ an innovative chassis and indexing table system solution.

349 Have a Pump, Motor, Generator, Turbine, Compressor or Gearbox - There is a Bearing for That! (October 2012)

Waukesha Bearings is known internationally for its capabilities, technology, size and application experience in the rotating (turbo) equipment industry. Following is a brief selection guide intended to assist engineers, specifiers, integrators and others in choosing the right bearing—and bearing technology—for the application.

350 Preventing Fretting Fatigue in Blade Dovetail Roots by Modifying Geometry of Contact Surfaces (August 2013)

Dovetails, gears and splines have been widely used in aero engines where fretting is an important failure mode due to loading variation and vibration during extended service. Failure caused by fretting fatigue becomes a prominent issue when service time continues beyond 4,000 hours. In some cases, microslip at the edge of a contact zone can reduce the life by as much as 40–60 percent.

351 Gonzo Gear Design (April 2014)

Artist Tom Longtin adds completely non-circular planetary gears to his unique portfolio.

352 Getting Creative (October 2012)

Beverage industry conveyor pours on advantages in distribution center. Case study describes the new conveying systems at Motion Industries Canada.

353 Napoleon Engineering Services: Rigged for Success (December 2013)

For design engineers and purchasing agents alike, bearings can sometimes be like family. Oh, you know - can't live with 'em, can’t live without 'em.

354 A Mechanical Melange of Art, Movement and Memory (December 2013)

A brief history of automata, featuring Henri Maillardet's automaton at the Franklin Institute.

355 Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings (February 2014)

Involute splines are commonly used in gearboxes to connect gears and shafts, especially when high torque is transmitted through the coupling. The load is shared among multiple teeth around the coupling circumference, resulting in higher load capacity than a conventional single key. However, the total load is not equally shared among all spline teeth, mainly because of pitch deviations resulting from the manufacturing process. The load distribution along the spline engagement length is also nonuniform because of tooth misalignments and shaft torsional effects. This paper presents an investigation of the influence of spur gear loads on the load distribution of spline teeth.

356 It Doesn't End Here (December 2016)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

357 In Transit (December 2016)

The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number is probably low if you factor in a traffic accident in New York City, light rain in Chicago or it's simply Tuesday in Los Angeles. It's safe to say 25.4 turns into 45 minutes in many areas of the country at seven o'clock in the morning.

358 Timing Belts and Pulleys - Operations (December 2016)

Synchronous drives are especially well-suited for low-speed, high-torque applications. Their positive driving nature prevents potential slippage associated with V-belt drives, and even allows significantly greater torque carrying capability. Small pitch synchronous drives operating at speeds of 50 ft/min (0.25 m/s) or less are considered to be low-speed. Care should be taken in the drive selection process as stall and peak torques can sometimes be very high. While intermittent peak torques can often be carried by synchronous drives without special considerations, high cyclic peak torque loading should be carefully reviewed.

359 Eight Reasons to Use Air Bearings Over Mechanical Bearings (December 2016)

Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:

360 Bearing Lubricant Solution (December 2016)

A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.

361 Special Modifications (October 2016)

Eddy Swiben, branch manager at BDI Canada, explains how to problem solve on an automatic cutter for tissue rolls. “This is a very major paper tissue manufacturer that sells paper tissue rolls all over America.” They roll paper tissue just like newsprint paper mills do. When the product is finally done and dried, they need to roll it on a light carton core 20-ft. long.

362 2016 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2016)

A comprehensive directory of suppliers of gears, bearings, motors, couplings and other mechanical power transmission and motion control components.

363 Mind Sport (September 2016)

Here’s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: It’s a small village in Tazewell County, (population 2,400+), holds an annual summer turkey festival (quite popular) and the courthouse is a famous historic site where politician James Shields challenged an “up-and-coming” lawyer named Abraham Lincoln to a duel with cavalry broad swords (they showed up, but the duel never materialized). In 2016, you can add FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion to the village’s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.

364 Kids Love Technology (October 2016)

Kate, a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has a genuine interest in manufacturing, so it was natural that she attend IMTS. But the other three? My kids? Well, let’s just say that their interests lie elsewhere. Matt, also a sophomore, is studying business at UW-Platteville. Emily, a sophomore in high school, wants to join the Peace Corps. Renee, an eighth grader, wants to be a surgeon.

365 Pack Expo 2016 (October 2016)

Pack Expo takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. With 2,100 exhibitors, it’s the world’s largest most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in 2016.

366 Linear Motors (October 2016)

When the need arises for linear motion or positioning, there are many choices. One can use an Acme screw, ball screw, rack & pinion, or belts. The cost of a linear motor solution is generally greater than a mechanical linear product, but when one needs highly accurate, repeatable, high-speed motion, then the answer may be a linear motor.

367 Ceramic Bearings for Water Processing, Water Filtration and Liquid Handling Applications (October 2016)

Bearings are an essential component in the majority of mechanical designs and equipment. It is important to consider the most effective materials when designing industrial machinery, especially in applications where water or other liquids are present. Many materials will be unable to overcome the challenges associated with operating in a wet or corrosive environment.

368 Guidelines for Bearing Seals (October 2016)

Equipment downtime and reduced component life are a few of the consequences — and potential costs — of using the wrong seals on many types of industrial equipment including pump bearing frames, electric motors, fans, pillow blocks, gearboxes and more. However, if correctly specified and installed, seals provide effective barriers that both retain lubricants as well as protect against water, corrosion, debris and other contaminants.

369 Saving Time with Auto-Tuning Drives (March 2017)

If there are two things that are in tight supply in the industry, it's time and talent. Manufacturers are always pressured to do more faster, and the industry is producing fewer experts to help them do it, so the industry's had to get crafty and find what time-cutting procedures they can.

370 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

371 Automate 2017 Highlights Solution Providers and Integrators (March 2017)

Automate 2017 (April 3-6) will showcase the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies.

372 Doubling Down and Forging Ahead (April 2017)

After getting positive feedback on changes made to the show last year, AWEA Wind Power is doubling down and taking their ongoing transformation even further.

373 Battle Bots - Victorian Edition (April 2017)

Airships, gears, robots, steam power and buzzer-beating theatrics highlight the 2017 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition known as FIRST Steamworks.

374 A Model for Rolling Bearing Life with Surface and Subsurface Survival - Tribological Effects (September 2016)

Until now the estimation of rolling bearing life has been based on engineering models that consider an equivalent stress, originated beneath the contact surface, that is applied to the stressed volume of the rolling contact. Through the years, fatigue surface–originated failures, resulting from reduced lubrication or contamination, have been incorporated into the estimation of the bearing life by applying a penalty to the overall equivalent stress of the rolling contact. Due to this simplification, the accounting of some specific failure modes originated directly at the surface of the rolling contact can be challenging. In the present article, this issue is addressed by developing a general approach for rolling contact life in which the surfaceoriginated damage is explicitly formulated into the basic fatigue equations of the rolling contact. This is achieved by introducing a function to describe surface-originated failures and coupling it with the traditional, subsurface-originated fatigue risk of the rolling contact. The article presents the fundamental theory of the new model and its general behavior. The ability of the present general method to provide an account for the surface–subsurface competing fatigue mechanisms taking place in rolling bearings is discussed with reference to endurance testing data.

375 Moving in the Right Direction (June 2017)

Over the past several months, members of our staff have traveled quite a bit, and we've had a lot of opportunities to gauge their confidence. And while nobody is overwhelmingly enthusiastic - nobody has told us this is their best year ever - almost everyone seems at least content with the stability that slow and steady growth provides.

376 Setting Sights on Hannover Messe 2017 (March 2017)

Digital and industrial sectors collide in Germany for popular trade fair

377 A Major Step Forward in Life Modeling (March 2017)

The SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model is (GBLM) an innovative new bearing rating life model that is designed to help engineers calculate bearing rating life in a more realistic manner. The new model is a major step forward for the industry and will play an important role in enabling OEMs and end users to better match bearings and applications, resulting in improved machine life and reduced operating costs.

378 The Big Picture (February 2017)

When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.

379 Bearing the Brunt of Earthquakes (December 2016)

America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.

380 IFPE 2017 (February 2017)

Fluid Power, Motion Control and Power Transmission Industries Come Together in Las Vegas to Promote New Solutions.

381 Showing Up Is Half the Battle (March 2017)

For the past several months, I've been sneaking away from work early every Thursday afternoon to coach my daughter's Science Olympiad team. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I'm a supporter of STEM education programs, and I've encouraged you to participate in those programs wherever possible.

382 Why Direct Drive (March 2017)

In today's highly competitive world, the better someone understands the advantages and benefits of direct drive technology, then the more they will have an advantage in machine building, giving them an edge over their competition.

383 Better Energy-Efficient Flow Rate Regulation (December 2016)

Implementing a power-on-demand concept based on variable speed drives allows for energy saving in any application that involves pumps or hydraulic systems. And when used in combination with an intelligent wiring and communication system, relevant machine data can also be easily recorded - the basis for comprehensive power management.

384 The To-Do List (April 2016)

Lubrication management should be standard operating procedure at any manufacturing facility. Vital to both operational and maintenance personnel, a strong, coherent and specific lubrication program will have lasting results in machine efficiency and maintenance. Of course, even those with the best intentions can’t always keep up with the challenges presented day-to-day on the manufacturing floor. Thankfully, PTE is here to help with eight steps to selecting, storing, analyzing and managing your lubrication requirements.

385 Slicing Downtime (March 2016)

An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customer’s unique needs. As a “toll processor,” production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.

386 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether it’s general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.

387 Sum of the Parts (March 2016)

Energy’s endless energy efficiency game of whack-a-mole, motors have historically always been one of the go-to moles. They’ve been in the spotlight since 1992. Over the past few decades, repeated efficiency laws have seen motor efficiency get whacked into tighter and tighter shape.

388 He Shoots, He Scores! (April 2016)

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as scoring a goal. Here at Power Transmission Engineering, our goal is to provide you with as much relevant educational and technical material as possible, and every issue we strive to cover the subjects of power transmission and motion control from as many different angles as possible, so that no matter your job title, and no matter your industry, if gears, bearings, motors and related components are important to you, we’ve got you covered.

389 Nasa Glenn Research Center - A Look Back (April 2016)

In 1941, the federal Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory set up shop in Cleveland, Ohio. This year, and several name changes later, what is now the NASA Glenn Research Center celebrates its 75th anniversary. As part of the year-long festivities, Glenn’s adjunct Lewis Field main campus will be open to the public May 21 and 22, and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio will hold its open house June 11 and 12.

390 Clutches: Declassified (March 2016)

In the world of PT components, the clutch gets absolutely no recognition whatsoever. There are entire magazines dedicated to gears, bearings and motors, but clutches get very little press outside of the automotive industry.

391 AGMA (Fall 2007)

Readers of our sister publication, Gear Technology, are perhaps more familiar with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) than our PTE audience. Now more than 90 years old, AGMA continues to thrive as a global, relevant go-to resource and service provider—from metrology to tribology—for its more than 400 worldwide members. PTE put some questions regarding AGMA—now, and going forward—to AGMA president Joe T. Franklin, Jr.

392 PTDA (Spring 2007)

Single-vendor sourcing has probably never been more attractive to businesses of all types—especially manufacturing—than it is today. The concept makes perfect sense, especially for companies that buy power transmission and motion control components. Big dollars and perhaps even bigger safety issues ride on the quality, performance and reliability of the components used for any number of applications.

393 Identifying Bearing Failure (February 2016)

Guy Gendron, certified bearing specialist and technical sales representative at Timken Canada L.P. explains how he used his bearing expertise to increase a customer’s productivity.

394 The SKF High-Capacity Cylindrical Roller Bearing (Spring 2007)

Th e ISO defi nition of a full- complement bearing states that the bearing does not have a cage. When that defi nition was written, it was not technically possible to have a full-complement bearing with a cage. But SKF’s new high-capacity cylindrical roller bearing combines the load-carrying capacity of a fullcomplement bearing with the benefi ts of a bearing with a cage (Fig.1).

395 Replacing Motors, Counting Savings (Spring 2007)

Th e total U.S. electric motor base exceeds 100 million motors and consumes more than 50% of all electricity generated in the country. Small motors—fractional horsepower to 20-hp—comprise 99% of the motor population but consume only 25% of all generated electricity (Refs. 1,3,10,14).

396 Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications (Spring 2007)

When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

397 Guide to V-Belt Selection and Replacement (June 2017)

V-belts look like relatively benign and simple pieces of equipment. They're basically a glorified rubber band, right? Need a replacement? Just measure the top width and circumference, find another belt with the same dimensions, and slap it on the drive. There's only one problem: that approach is about as wrong as you can get.

398 Metallurgical Failure Analysis of Power Transmission Components (April 2016)

When a power transmission component fails, it can adversely affect the performance of the assembly, often making the machine inoperable. Such failures can not only harm the reputation of the manufacturer, but can lead to litigation, recalls and delays in delivery due to quality concerns. Some failures can even result in bodily injury or death. Understanding why a part failed is critical to preventing similar failures from reoccurring. In the study of a failed part, the analyst must consider a broad range of possibilities for the failure. Although some failures can be attributed to a single primary cause, it is common for multiple secondary factors to contribute. The failure analyst must evaluate all of the evidence available to prepare a hypothesis about the causes of failure.

399 MDA, IANA and IMTS 2016 (August 2016)

Where to find the gearboxes, bearings, couplings and other components.

400 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

401 Opening the Envelope on Bearing Vibration (September 2016)

Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that it does not ‘sound right.’ The same principle can be applied — using modern electronics — to identify the exact cause of the problem. Sensitive accelerometers can detect and analyze the vibrations from industrial equipment, highlighting problems such as misalignment or bearing imbalance. The technique is known as vibration analysis. It can identify bearing failure in the very early stages, when there is a microscopic defect on the raceway, for example. The problem is that the identifying signal is usually drowned out in all the other noise emanating from the machine.

402 Mining for Solutions (September 2016)

Increasing pressure on many fronts is compelling mine operators to thoroughly examine every phase of their operations. Fluctuating demand that whipsaws mineral prices, government-imposed environmental regulations and rising operating costs related to maintenance downtime all pose serious challenges for the mining sector. Add pressure from customers and stakeholders for more sustainable operations as well as union demands for higher wages, and you have a scenario that requires mine operators to exercise every possible option to achieve more efficient operations.

403 Graco Pump Technology Solves Long-Term Pump Leaking, Dosing Issues (September 2016)

When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps — all of which leaked due to the abrasiveness of the bonding material. The manufacturer also had been attempting to manage shot size manually with their previous system, and was not able to keep dispense consistent. The company searched for a system that could accurately dispense programmed shot sizes while also eliminating the leaking issues they had experienced with previous pumps. Graco provided a Check-Mate pump with SmartWare software, and the manufacturer is now able to automatically dispense shots of bonding material as small as one ounce without leaks.

404 Leaky Shaft Seals (June 2016)

conveying system on the varnishing line for a manufacturer of high-end kitchen cabinets were leaking. Oil was dripping on the cabinet parts — ruining the finish. Why were half of the gearboxes leaking?

405 Alternative to Ni-Bearing Carburizing Steels (June 2016)

Standard carburizing steel 18CrNiMo7-6 is often used when high hardenability is required, but due to its highly fluctuating price, there has always been an incentive to develop Ni-free steel grades. The 23MnCrMo5-5-2 — or Jomasco 23mod — has been developed for this purpose. But to ensure smooth substitution within existing production lines, a number of points must be addressed: first, checking the response to carburizing treatments; and second, having similar mechanical properties with identical tooth root bending performance on gears. The latter is the purpose of this paper.

406 Closer to the Sun (June 2016)

Without the sun, there would be no Earth and no life. However, our knowledge about our home star is still very limited. This is about to change. In 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) will send its Solar Orbiter into space, equipped with a thick heat shield.

407 Motors and More (June 2016)

Electric motors are often considered a mature industry— one whose basic technology wasinvented more than a century ago and whose fundamental concepts haven’t changed much since. But new applications continue to demand change. Engineers want greater efficiency, more precise control and improved reliability.

408 Guide to Selecting and Replacing Synchronous Belts (June 2016)

Just as we now consider rotary dial phones archaic, so are many installed synchronous belt drives. That they continue to operate is testimony to their durability. But that should not prevent you from taking advantage of newer synchronous belt drive technology that can improve both equipment design and field installations.

409 Proper Bearing Installation (June 2016)

Gregory (Keith) Boutwell, CBS and executive account manager at B&D Technologies (a division of B&D Industrial), explains how he used his bearings expertise to save a customer thousands of dollars through correct bearing installation.

410 Bringing Nadcap to the Medical Industry (June 2016)

The medical device industry today has numerous standards and regulations to follow, most notable amongst them being ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. However, these requirements have a shared blind spot: critical processes (heat treating, sterilization, etc.). In the medical industry, all of the standards and audits suppliers need to adhere to focus on general system quality. If the critical processes aren’t being looked at equipment can still fail because of poor craftsmanship.

411 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

412 Product News (April 2018)

New servo drives, gear pumps, stepper motors and more.

413 Global Bearing Sources for the Power Transmission Industry (December 2019)

What is the general consensus on the current quality and viability of global bearing sources for the power transmission industry?

414 High-Performance Plastics (October 2019)

Custom PEEK Compounds have led to the development of transmission seals and thrust washers that offer lower wear, friction and temperature advantages.

415 Vesconite Bushings Assist Record-Breaking Steam Train (December 2019)

Andries Keyser built his first steam locomotive at the age of 19 and completed the project five-years later. It was named after his mother, Doreen and is based on a Beira Railways Lawley design from way back in 1895.

416 Cast Your Ballot (February 2020)

It's presidential primary season here in the United States, and we thought we'd get in on the action by encouraging you to take part

417 A Mechatronic State of Mind (February 2020)

Welcome to the Age of Information, where flexible, intelligent drive systems separate the haves from the have nots

418 The Long Road to Recovery (June 2020)

I've been reading, watching and listening to a lot of pundits lately -- economic experts, industry experts, stock market experts, you name it -- trying to get some idea of what to expect next. Heh.

419 Just Right Lubrication (October 2019)

Automatic lubrication systems are getting smarter, easier to use and pushing condition monitoring into the future.

420 Core Subjects (October 2019)

magazine. Instead of focusing on a specific industry, we focus on specific subject: namely, the mechanical power transmission components that drive many different types of machinery. So we find ourselves continuously writing about the same things: gears, bearings, motors, gear drives and so on. But this is a good thing.

421 Hannover Messe 2019 (February 2019)

Manufacturing Integration and Industrial Intelligence Take Center Stage in Germany

422 Integrated Hybrid Servo Motors vs. Standard Integrated Servo Motors (December 2018)

Different motor types favor different application areas. No single style has advantages in all application spaces. Direct drive applications favor hybrid servos while high-speed, geared down applications tend to favor the conventional servo motors.

423 Troubleshooting: Use ALL of Your Senses (April 2019)

Troubleshooting infrequent intermittent problems can be one of the most frustrating engineering areas. It is also a great opportunity to use system knowledge and all of your senses and sleuthing abilities.

424 Motor Design for Aerospace Applications (June 2019)

Modern aircraft, missiles and space vehicles employ a large number of electric motors and actuators. While the basic design of these motors is in many respects very similar to that of their automotive and industrial counterparts, motors for aerospace applications differ significantly in some areas.

425 Planning Like Crazy (September 2019)

Putting together a magazine like this one takes a lot of planning. We begin the process for each issue months in advance, holding meetings, talking with potential contributors, identifying good technical content, interviewing sources, writing, editing and so on. Around this time each year we map out a master plan we call our editorial calendar. We've just completed the 2020 calendar, and there are so many topics, it might be describe as a little ambitious.

426 IFPE 2020 Shapes Expectations and Technology for the 2020s and Beyond (February 2020)

The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) is a one-stop exhibition where you'll find just about everything to help maintain your company's leading edge in the ever-expanding fluid power industry.

427 Schaeffler Goes Big in Bearing Applications (February 2020)

One of the largest components manufactured by Schaeffler last year was a double-row tapered roller bearing featuring an outer diameter measuring 3.6 meters and a weight just over nine tons.

428 A Classic Computer Cameo (April 2020)

Siemens products and technologies seem to pop up in the strangest of places.

429 The Dynamic Drive Toward Vehicle Electrification (April 2020)

The Future of E-Mobility is a Mystery - One That Will Lead to the Same Innovation, Disruption and Ingenuity Found in the Early Days of the Automotive Industry

430 Transverse Magnet Flux AKA Hybrid Step Motor Driver Techniques (June 2020)

The transverse flux permanent magnet motor -- also known as a hybrid step motor or hybrid servo motor -- has a wide range of performances, depending upon how you drive these motors, and whether you operate them in open loop or one of the many variants of closed loop methods you use. In this third installment we will cover some of the many ways to drive these motors, as well as how these choices affect the performance of these motors.

431 Closing the Loop around a Transverse Flux Hybrid Step Motor (August 2020)

Transverse magnetic flux motors -- also known as step motors -- become Hybrid Servos when you operate them closed loop. This is the same transformation that happens between running a 3-phase synchronous motor from line voltage as opposed to running it closed loop as a brushless servo. In the case of hybrid motors, there are many degrees of what is advertised as "closed loop," and thus significant differences in the performance improvements seen.

432 Answer the Call (October 2020)

About once per year, we make a concerted effort to get you, our readers, to renew your subscriptions to Power Transmission Engineering. Well, it's that time again.

433 Schaeffler Readies Launch of End-to-End Wireless Sensor Solution with OPTIME (September 2020)

A discussion of the evolution of condition monitoring for bearings and the upcoming introduction of company's next-generation condition monitoring platform.

434 Leading through Crisis (April 2020)

Manufacturers are awesome. Over the past month, we've talked to a lot of manufacturers of gears, bearings, motors, gearboxes, couplings and other mechanical power transmission components. Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the current economic crisis, they've been universally positive and remarkably confident about their current operations and ability to continue through the crisis and after.

435 The Coolest Cylinder in Michigan (March 2020)

You might not expect a humble cylinder to garner more attention than a luxury boat or a giant, shiny stage prop, and yet thatâ??s just what happened in Michigan's latest contest celebrating local manufacturersâ?? contributions.

436 Shielding Sensors (March 2020)

Dust, lubricants, extreme weather. No matter what environment your sensors operate in, there are bound to be elements you have to protect them from. Here's how Heidenhain designs their encoders to specifically meet those challenges.

437 Disinfecting the News Cycle (March 2020)

Staying sane is tough when the world seems so crazy, and having your brain plugged directly into the news cycle doesn't help. I know it's not healthy to keep refreshing my news feed. But the coronavirus has everyone scared, myself included.

438 Smart Couplings Remove Guesswork from Measurements in Machinery Applications (March 2020)

Quite often, the collection of precise data in drive technology applications can be problematic. Data monitoring in a rotating drivetrain is difficult because a direct networking cable connection is often not an available option. Nothing sends shivers down the spine of for example, a production line manager or a system integrator like uncertainty. That's why achieving precise measurement of things like torque and other parameters in machinery applications is, while daunting, a dearly desired goal, especially if those measurements are only available at the drive and motor.

439 Power - and Sand - to the People (March 2020)

Zach Rountree's life would be a lot easier if his job site was closer to town. As the owner and president of Rountree Construction, he oversees an operation that pulls 200 tons of material an hour out of a remote lake in Stockton, Georgia. Big equipment demands three-phase power, but out in the remote timberlands of rural Georgia, only single-phase power was available.

440 Improvement of the Noise and Vibration Behavior of an Electromechanical Brake Booster - an Integral Approach (March 2020)

The automotive world faces a tremendous change. Autonomous driving and electrification are two big topics in this context that are pushing this change. The demand for higher comfort, higher safety and tightened environmental requirements drive as well the technological change from former mechanical actuations to electro-mechanical systems in new vehicles. This can be observed especially for braking and steering systems.

441 2018 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2018)

Our comprehensive annual directory of suppliers puts all the mechanical components you need right at your fingertips.

442 How to Deal With Growing Pains (December 2018)

Wind turbines are getting bigger than ever, and the manufacturing infrastructure that facilitates their construction needs to start growing with them.

443 Baldor Motor Basics - Part 9 (December 2017)

Amps, Watts, Power Factor and Efficiency; Approximate Load Data from Amperage Readings; Power Factor Correction on Single-Induction Motors.

444 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.

445 History of a Forgotten Engine (December 2017)

In 2017, there's more variety to be found under the hood of a car than ever. Electric, hybrid and internal combustion engines all sit next to a range of transmission types, creating an ever-increasingly complex evolutionary web of technology choices for what we put into our automobiles. But every evolutionary tree has a few dead end branches that ended up never going anywhere.

446 How to Select Motors for Hazardous Locations - Baldor Motor Basics Part 10 (February 2018)

Failure to specify the proper motor for use in a hazardous location can have serious consequences - lost production, extensive property damage, and even loss of human life. Selection of the proper motor requires an understanding of Underwriters Laboratories' (UL) and National Electrical Code (NEC) class, group and division designations and the T code letters.

447 Engineering Showcase 2018 (March 2018)

We are pleased to present our fourth annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you'll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

448 A Manufacturing Mix-Tape (February 2018)

I noticed it during my first assignment in a job shop. Maybe it was the gentle whir of a motor or the scratching sound of a grinding gear, but the factory floor boasted plenty of unique noises and sound effects.

449 A Model for Shear Degradation of Lithium Soap Grease at Ambient Temperature (October 2017)

In this study the mechanical shear degradation of lithium-thickened grease was evaluated using an in-house-developed aging rig and a commercial rheometer. It was found that this grease loses its original consistency during aging and shows a two-phase aging behavior. In the first phase, primarily reorientation and breakage of the thickener network take place, resulting in a progressive drop in the grease's rheological properties. After this, the aging is dominated by the breakage of smaller fiber fragments and the grease degrades at a much slower rate.

450 Guide to Proper Bearing Lubricating Practices (October 2017)

Understanding proper bearing lubrication procedures is critical to ensuring long-term, trouble-free performance. Klüber Lubrication has prepared this explanation as a general guide.

451 Rolling Bearing Service Life Based on Probable Cause for Removal - A Tutorial (August 2017)

A bearing service life prediction methodology and tutorial indexed to eight probable causes for bearing failure and removal are presented - including fatigue. Bearing life is probabilistic and not deterministic. Bearing manufacturers' catalogue (L10) bearing life is based on rolling-element fatigue failure, at which time 90% of a population of bearings can be reasonably expected to survive, and 10% to fail by fatigue. However, approximately 95% of all bearings are removed for cause before reaching their L10 life. A bearing failure can be defined as when the bearing is no longer fit for its intended purpose. For a single bearing, you can only predict the probability of a failure occurring at a designated time - but not the actual time to failure.

452 Baldor Motor Basics: Factors that Determine Industrial Electric Bills (August 2017)

A good deal of confusion exists regarding the factors that determine an industrial electric bill. The following information is presented to help sort out the various items on which billing is based, and to offer suggestions on measures to help control and reduce electric utility bills.

453 Fluid Couplings vs VFDs for High Inertia Rotating Driven Loads (September 2017)

As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.

454 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

455 The Hyperloop is Here - Sort of (September 2017)

It is unlikely the hyperloop will inspire Hollywood to start making films emulating the tried-but-true terror-on-a-train genre - a genre that includes many classics. But somehow titles like - Lady on a Hyperloop, Strangers on a Hyperloop, Murder on the Hyperloop Express, Throw Momma from the Hyperloop, The Great Hyperloop Robbery - just don't work. And you can forget about another venerable train travel tradition - the club car - given that you will probably reach your destination sooner than you can say "Jack on the rocks."

456 Buyer Beware (April 2018)

No one likes paying too much for anything. Everyone wants to get a better deal. That's why you shop around before buying a new car. That's why you look at sale advertisements before buying a new refrigerator or big screen tv. The bigger the purchase, the more you want to compare prices.

457 Counterfeit Consequences (February 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at www.bsahome.org/tools. Additionally, our new Field Notes section on page 34 will feature field reports from BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialists.

458 Monitoring the Health of Plant Machinery (September 2018)

Health monitoring or condition monitoring has been used for many years on machines and in plants where the cost of an outage is high. It allows failures to be anticipated and maintenance or repairs to be scheduled for the least loss of production, as well as avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance.

459 Thermal Growth Issues and Solutions for Shaft Couplings (August 2018)

Many refineries and chemical plants are built with large pieces of rotating equipment in an outdoor setting exposed to the elements. The author has been researching thermal growth issues for decades across North America.

460 Show Me Something (October 2018)

Fall is the season of change. But in industrial America, it's also the season of trade shows. Either way, the season is in full swing.

461 Step vs. Servo - Selecting the Best (October 2018)

Over the many years, there have been many technical papers and articles about which motor is the best. The short and sweet answer is - let's talk about the application. More recently a number of papers and articles have appeared that compared each motor's advantages and disadvantages in generic or specific terms. Many times, the methods used to drive and control these motors are not completely described due to the many control schemes available for use. A few articles focus on just the open loop step motor and the closed loop servo motor advantages and disadvantages in a laundry list format. This article is attempting to "drill down" into the reasons why and to describe how it is done.

462 Your Search Starts Here (December 2018)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

463 Couplings: Designed to Carry the Pay(load) (August 2018)

Couplings. There certainly is no shortage of couplings - or things to couple them with. There also seems to be no lack of applications for them. You say you need to reduce the transmission of shock loads from one shaft to another? That's a classic application for shaft couplings; but really, couplings are application-intensive. They're everywhere.

464 The Final Puzzle Piece (June 2018)

The PCCP, one of the largest pumping station systems in the world, is finally fully operational, marking the completion of the last piece of New Orleans' countermeasures against another Hurricane Katrina.

465 It's a Jungle Out There (April 2018)

Harsh environments and saltwater properties tend to make it difficult for motors, gearboxes and engines to perform consistently at a high level.

466 Linear Bearing CAD Models and More On the Fly (April 2018)

Here's what one supplier is doing to take advantage of the mobile phone in your pocket.

467 The Gizmo Society (June 2018)

It is hard these days to find any device that is not IoT-compatible or WiFi-connected. I recently had a new well pump installed that requires an iPhone for setup, which makes it hard for me to check or change the setup since I do not own an iPhone. In Olden Times, you had potentiometers or RS-232 connections - and that was fine.

468 Product News (June 2018)

Elastic housing deformation by MESYS, plus new motors, actuators, gear drives and more.

469 A Mechanical Healthcare Plan (June 2018)

Motor Operation Gets Big Boost from Smart Technology (Here's How to Take Advantage)

470 How to Select a DC Motor: Coreless and Iron Core Brushed DC Motors (June 2017)

DC motors possess linear relationships that allow for very predictable operation. For instance, if enough voltage is applied across the terminals of a DC motor, the output shaft will spin at a rate proportional to that applied voltage. You can take the ratio of the applied voltage over the rated voltage and multiply that number by the no load speed and get the running speed.

471 Girls Love Science (April 2015)

Hi. My name is Renee. I’m 12. You might remember me from about a year ago, when my dad wrote about me and the home-made motor project we did together (“Make the Connection,” February 2014).

472 IMTS 2010: In 140 Characters or Less (October 2010)

Social media was all the rage at IMTS 2010 in Chicago.

473 Book Review: Design of Permanent-Magnet Brushless Machines (October 2010)

The latest offering by machine design experts J.R. Hendershot and T.J.E. Miller is an 822-page brushless permanent-magnet (PM) machine design book that serves as a worthy follow-up to their 1994 work.

474 Medical Pumps with Uncommon Sens(ors) (December 2010)

New generation sensors are improving our quality of life.

475 Urban Mobility--Reinventing the Wheel (December 2010)

Suggesting a bicycle is environmentally friendly is stating the obvious. But the Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled at the 2009 COP15 United Nations Climate Conference, is taking green technology and cycling in a new direction.

476 Drive-Based Integrated Safety (February 2011)

While safety functions have been integrated into drives packages for some years now, the current trends are very exciting, from many angles. Today, a full complement of safety functions can be implemented at the front-end of a system design on all types of production machines, including printing, packaging, converting, materials handling and other equipment used throughout American industry.

477 Opportunities Amidst Crises (February 2011)

Energy-challenged industries--and countries--can benefit from improved motor design and materials.

478 The Case for Hollow-Shaft Torque Motors (August 2010)

Permanent-magnet, synchronous-torque motors offer significant advantages on high-energy-consuming and high-dynamic applications.

479 Development of an Educational Engineering Workshop on Electric Vehicle and Motor Technology (June 2010)

This paper describes the development of an educational program centered on electric motor and electric vehicle technology at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Edgerton Center.

480 Analyzing Synchronous Belt Failure (October 2009)

If you’re replacing your belts more than once per year, it’s time to analyze your drive. From belt crimping damage to high belt installation tension to sprocket misalignment and adverse environmental conditions, this guide walks you through how to identify the reasons behind premature failure and makes recommendations on corrective and preventive measures.

481 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar power—wind energy’s somewhat neglected step brother—has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.

482 Reducing Electricity Cost through Use of Premium Efficiency Motors (February 2010)

motors with premium efficiency counterparts presents businesses with a significant opportunity to reduce operating costs. A comparison between premium and standard efficiency motors from 0.25 to 10 horsepower is conducted; comparisons of full-load efficiencies are shown, and estimated payback periods are calculated. Methods for calculating the yearly kilowatt-hour consumption and yearly cost savings of premium efficiency motors for this horsepower range are also given. The cost advantages of premium efficiency motors are summarized, and relevant examples of real world cost savings are shown.

483 AGMA--American Name, International Association (June 2010)

This letter to the editor from Joe T. Franklin, Jr., president of AGMA, first appeared in the May 2010 issue of Gear Technology.

484 Safety Elements for Mechanical Torque Limiters (June 2010)

The world of high horsepower drives often calls for mechanical design to be approached from different perspectives. As motors, gearboxes and machines increase in size, power density can become disproportionate from one driveline component to the next, emphasizing the need for more rugged, robust and compact equipment.

485 Exploring All Motor Options (April 2011)

Q&A with Harald Poesch, product marketing manager for servomotors at Siemens Drive Technologies.

486 Radial Play (Internal Clearance in Ball Bearings) (August 2011)

At first glance, ball bearings are relatively simple mechanisms. However, an analysis of their internal geometries reveals that they are quite complex. For example, the ball to raceway conformity, the radial play, and the number of balls all impact the ability of a ball bearing to support loads under a variety of conditions.

487 Compact Loaders for Compact Spaces (February 2012)

Compact loaders are employed where large machines have no access or are over dimensioned. New hydrostatic drives from ZF meet the demanding needs of this market.

488 Electric Automation Trends Discovered at SPS-IPC Drives 2011 (December 2011)

SPS-IPC Drives 2011, which took place in Nuremburg, Germany in November, covered all components down to complete systems and integrated solutions in the electric automation industry.

489 Hydraulics & Pneumatics Assessment (April 2012)

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is an organization consisting of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and educators working together to strengthen the fluid power market. Its mission is to serve as a forum where all fluid power channel partners can advance fluid power technology and successfully compete in the global industrial market.

490 Predictive Motor Maintenance (PdM): Use it or Lose it (Money) (June 2012)

Regardless of where you do business, when discussing, analyzing or worrying about “The Economy” these days, you’re not thinking Main Street - you’re thinking global. With that stipulation, it is also accepted wisdom that quality products and sharp pencils are not enough to be and remain competitive. Accordingly, everyone is looking for an edge, an advantage, in order to beat back - or at least keep up with - the competition.

491 Green Days - Hannover Messe 2012 (June 2012)

Hannover Messe 2012 generated enough buzz that the 5,000 exhibitors “will have their work cut out for them,” according to Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch, chairman of the managing board of Deutsche Messe. “Green technologies are a viable business model with the power to drive growth around the world.

492 Application of Ceramics to NU-Type Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Machine Tool Main Spindles (December 2011)

Bearings used to support main spindles on machine tools must be capable of higher speed and greater rigidity. This is true in that any main spindle that turns together with a tool or work piece mounted onto it is one of the critical machine tool components that directly affects machining efficiency and accuracy of the machine tool; and, the bearings that support the main spindle are the most critical machine elements on the machine tool.

493 Often Overlooked, Lubricants Can Help Lower Energy Consumption (December 2011)

It is a simple fact: better lubrication can lead to dramatic energy savings and an improved bottom line. This ought to interest any plant manager who is looking for ways to reduce operating costs, and it is especially significant at a time when stricter government regulations are in direct contradiction to reducing costs. Lubrication reliability is the solution; this article will describe how manufacturing plants can use “lubrication reliability best-practices” to reduce their energy consumption, emissions and operating costs—all at the same time.

494 Product News (April 2013)

SKF energy-efficient bearings, Bishop Wisecarver guided motion system, Weiss torque rotary table, Mico wireless braking system, Nord worm gear series, and SKF expanded range of couplings.

495 Best Practices for Selecting and Sizing Guide Wheels (October 2011)

How to select a guide wheel with the properties best-suited for a given application to create a system that reduces design costs and engineering changes, and lowers warranty, assembly, installation and mounting costs.

496 Am I Wasting My Time (April 2013)

Reader John Pellegrino looks for advice on his pursuit of a positively engaged continuously variable transmission.

497 As Risk Recedes, Market Rises (April 2013)

The S&P 500 has rallied six percent since our last review...here's analyst Brian Langenberg's take on what's next for the industrial economy.

498 Chasing the Dream (April 2013)

Over the past several weeks, I've had quite an interesting back-and-forth e-mail conversation with John Pellegrino, an engineer, inventor and dreamer whose letter appears on page 8.

499 Now That Is Product Placement (August 2009)

ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.

500 Axis of Rotation Metrology (August 2009)

In the history of machine tools, spindles have been very good relative to other bearings and structures on the machine. So quality professionals have developed a cache of tools—-ball bars, grid encoders displacement lasers, etc.—-to help them characterize and understand the geometry of the structural loop. But as machine tools have improved in their capability and precision, and the demands of part-geometry and surface finish have become more critical, errors in spindles have become a larger percentage of the total error.

501 Improved Fuel and Energy Efficiency Through Optimized Bearing Design and Selection (February 2008)

Today, better fuel economy is a main objective in the automotive development process. It remains top-of-mind with the auto industry and consumers because of costs and environmental impacts. Because the industry’s average fuel-economy standard is required to increase by 40 percent by 2020, manufacturers and engineers are working to develop fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable designs for vehicles.

502 Quiet Out There - Global Industrial Outlook (August 2013)

Since our last appearance in this space we've attended the Paris Air Show and met with companies involved in oil production, hydraulic fracturing and wind turbine towers and components. As an investment analyst I am always seeking to help my clients anticipate change in order to manage risk and capture alpha (positive returns relative to market). But as a regular columnist for Power Transmission Engineering, I also seek insights that can help your organization do the same. Here is what we've found...

503 Events (February 2008)

The complete Events section from the February 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, including advance coverage of IFPE 2008.

504 Parker Sorts 76,800 Bottles of Beer an Hour (April 2008)

There may be 99 bottles of beer on the wall, as the song suggests, but it is no longer necessary to take one down and pass it around.

505 Thermal Power Helps Plumb Ocean Depths (October 2008)

The ocean is full of secrets. Knowledge of its movement can help scientists and researchers predict when there’s going to be a drought in California, excessive rainfall on the East Coast or when crops might not make it through a season in Africa.

506 Bearing Repair Provides Valuable Alternative To Bearing Replacement for Heavy Industries (August 2008)

When a bearing is damaged, it is often removed from service and replaced before it reaches its full, useful and economical life. Advancements in bearing design, materials, bearing maintenance and repair methods have greatly improved the potential for and popularity of bearing repair as an effective way to extend the life of the bearing.

507 Troubleshooting with Torque Transmission (February 2008)

The issue might be a faulty treadmill at a local gym, the need to update orthopedic surgery equipment or simply a train stuck in neutral at the toy store. Whatever the case may be, viewing e-mails in the marketing department at Torque Transmission is like opening Christmas presents every morning.

508 Motion Drive and Automation at Hannover 2013 (April 2013)

Power Transmission and control companies will be on hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gear wheels, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

509 You Go, Goldie Girl (June 2013)

New doll and toy set geared for inspiring young engineering misses -- not misters.

510 Global Industrial Outlook - Sideways (June 2013)

We have just returned from the Electrical Products Group Conference in Sarasota, Florida. This is our favorite venue because it allows us to speak with the CEOs of nearly 25 global industrial companies that include General Electric, United Technologies, Honeywell, ABB and Emerson, with combined revenue of perhaps $500 billion.

511 Flexible Options with Flexible Shafts (August 2013)

You need to transmit a rotary motion where no straight line is possible. Or, you need to allow for some uncontrollable misalignment. How about transmission taking place between moving components? What if you need to control something in hazardous locations where you cannot directly handle the application, such as high-temperature environments, under hazardous conditions or in clean room applications? Functionally designed flexible shafts can meet all these challenges.

512 Power Loss and Axial Load Carrying Capacity of Radial Cylindrical Roller Bearings (June 2013)

This paper is intended to enlarge the application range of radial cylindrical roller bearings by means of a more precise determination of thrust load capacity and more cost-effective design.

513 DC Motor Protection (June 2013)

The purpose of DC motor protection is to extend a motor's lifespan by protecting it from conditions that can damage the motor's windings--both electrically and mechanically.

514 Music in Motion (December 2008)

Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.

515 BSA is the Forum that Keeps Bearing Companies Rolling (December 2008)

In today’s increasingly competitive global economy, industries and the companies that serve them are always looking for an edge. Price and quality being routinely accepted as a given, businesses—large and small—are always looking for a little help. For the worldwide bearing industry, that help exists in the form of the Bearing Specialists of America (BSA).

516 Lower-Loss Technology for a Stepping Motor (April 2009)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing, although the demand had been previously focused on high torque. Also, the selection of the most suitable grade of lamination for improvement in fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak, when compared to conventional stepping motors. Lowering the losses of the motor has enabled continuous operation that was previously impossible. An expansion of the stepping motor’s usage into applications where another motor has been used for continuous operation and other uses—due to the heat generation problem—can now be pursued. In addition, these motors are very effective for energy saving. This paper explains the technology used for lowering the iron losses of the stepping motor.

517 Beyond the Quick Fix - Supply Chain Software (April 2009)

In order for a company to be as efficient as possible, production, inventory and distribution components must be a top priority. A focused supply chain that gets the right materials to the right places in the allotted time frame encourages repeat business. These are concepts somewhat overlooked by many business executives in today’s economy.

518 Run Like the Wind - Windpower Conference Heads to Chicago (April 2009)

Wind is the talk of the town. It has become especially relevant to the power transmission community where bearings, gears, couplings, motors and gearboxes are providing the equipment for this thriving alternative energy industry. It comes as no surprise that the Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition, arriving in Chicago from May 4–7, will be the largest gathering of wind energy professionals and technologies to date.

519 Autosave Increases Productivity, Reduces Downtime for Nestle Purina (August 2009)

As automation devices have grown more complex and have incorporated more plant data in their operation, there is an increased need for programming changes to continue smooth operation or improve performance. In environments requiring frequent changes, it is not uncommon for code to be lost or changes overwritten, resulting in increased downtime and decreased productivity

520 Intermetallic Nickel-Titanium Alloys for Oil-Lubricated Bearing Applications (August 2009)

Nitinol 60 (60NiTi), an intermetallic nickel-titanium alloy containing 60 wt % nickel and 40 wt % titanium, is shown to be a promising material for oil-lubricated, rolling and sliding contact applications such as bearings and gears.

521 Who Needs a Social Life When You Can Mine the Moon (February 2009)

Dust, soil broken rock and other related materials that blanket planetary surfaces—known as regolith—have great potential to contribute to space observation research, but the physical properties of lunar regolith are unique and very difficult to excavate from a technical perspective. A group of students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, dubbed the Lunar Miners, decided to step up to the plate—that is, by entering the 2008 NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge.

522 Events (February 2009)

Advance coverage of the AM Expo/ATX South show at the Charlotte Convention Center, plut our complete technical calendar from February 2009.

523 Events (December 2008)

Coverage of the AHR expo, plus the complete technical calendar from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

524 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings, Part II (December 2008)

Part I of this article appeared in the October 2008 issue. It provided an overview and general classifi cations of power transmission couplings, along with selection and performance criteria for rigid couplings and misalignment-compensating couplings. Part II continues the discussion with selection and performance criteria for torsionally flexible and combination-purpose couplings.

525 Beauty in Algorithms (December 2008)

It took the introduction of fractals and chaos theory to get Bruce Shapiro interested in motion control.

526 Power With Precision (February 2009)

Can direct drive technology improve your bottom line? Manufacturers relying upon drive systems in their production process have long sought ways to improve gearbox efficiency. While a gearbox-driven system has been the mainstay for manufacturers, it has also been, among other things, the source of frequent breakdowns, expensive line stoppages and increasingly costly maintenance.

527 With Electric Motors, Size Indeed Matters (February 2009)

In this paper, Edward Hage, founder of specAmotor.com, an online motor calculation and selection tool, focuses on the overheating of electric motors. Presented here is a calculation method with which the temperature and heat development of a direct current (DC) motor and a brushless motor can be predicted accurately.

528 Industrial Reality Check for Chicken Little: The Sky is NOT Falling (August 2012)

Columnist Brian K. Langenberg surveys the industrial economic landscape to let you know what is up, what is down, and what is coming next.

529 Braking Toward the Future (August 2012)

In the past decade, electrohydraulic braking systems--including ABS and traction control--have grown increasingly popular, due largely to the vehicle design flexibility and performance advantages they offer. The industry has seen several other instances of intelligent machine controls, unrelated to braking, over the years as well. But what all of these technologies have typically had in common is that they’ve existed as standalone, point-to-point functions that have not been integrated together. The present and future of braking is all about taking the next logical step--getting fully connected and finding ways to embed intelligence throughout a machine.

530 The Science Fiction Addiction (February 2015)

It seems preposterous in the whimsical, wireless world of today, but in 1977 cinema’s greatest visioneers came together and decided the pinnacle of robotic technology in the future would be a motorized trash can.

531 Desktop Engineering - How to Calculate Dynamic and Static Load Ratings (February 2015)

When comparing bearing suppliers, engineers are often left with few options other than to compare dynamic load ratings and corresponding life calculations. Of course, we can look at steel and manufacturing quality; but if we are comparing sources of similar quality, those items may not provide a large contrast. It often surprises people to learn that bearing capacities are calculated values, not tested values. Lately, however, a trend is emerging for bearing suppliers to increase their ratings for higher performance bearings that have premium features such as higher quality steel and specilaized heat treatment. Bearing companies are under intense competitive pressure to make every feature add to the dynamic capacity of their bearings because it is very well understood that an increase in capacity adds to the bottom line.

532 Maximizing Your Power Transmission (Engineering) (February 2015)

Engineers are often challenged with the seemingly impossible task of doing more with less. Customers want more power transmitted in a smaller space, they want more efficient designs, and, of course, they want to spend less money. So engineers are always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of their mechanical systems. They’re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customers’ needs.

533 Engineering Extravaganza (March 2015)

This issue we present our Hannover Fair preview. As most of you know, Hannover is one of the biggest trade shows on Earth, and by far the largest that includes a significant focus on mechanical power transmission components.

534 Whats In a Meme (April 2015)

Rosetta Mission mixes with Maxon, Kim K for one unforgettable photo

535 Diagnosing the Health of Medical Motors (March 2015)

John Morehead, national sales manager of Crouzet Motors (Vista, CA), was bunkered down in his office in Palatine, IL surrounded at all points by ankle-deep snow from an unfortunately terrible Chicago’s winter night.

536 A Quasar Ride to Automate 2015 (February 2015)

Bill Walton – a 7 foot tall anomaly from the annals of basketball history who wears tie-dye shirts, listens to the Grateful Dead and, according to his own outlandish proclamations, hasn’t taken an indoor shower in 35 years – is well-known for looking at average accomplishmentsand being overcome with extreme fits of emotion.

537 Motors and Motion Meet in St. Louis (December 2014)

The motors might be small, but the big-brain technology driving these electrical wonders was on full display at the 2014 Small Motor & Motion Association Fall Technical Conference, convened November 4-6 in St. Louis, MO. SMMA, the manufacturing trade association (120 members strong) that tends to the best interests of the electric motor and motion control industries — including manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities — played gracious host to a wide array of presenters from an equally diverse range of sources — from academia to the federal government. Like gears, motors are most everywhere, as evidenced by SMMA’s membership (consumer-, public interest-, national defense- and commercial-oriented) demographic which includes: appliance; transportation; medical equipment; office automation and computers; aerospace; and industrial automation. The association’s mission: To “serve as the principal voice of the electric motors and drives industry” and to provide a forum to “develop, collect and disseminate technical and management knowledge.”

538 Value Added at MDA, IANA and IMTS (September 2014)

What was once targeted specifically toward the machine tool and metalworking industries, IMTS 2014 in Chicago spent a great deal of time and resources on automation, controls, mechanical components, self-diagnostics and an increase in productivity on the shop floor.

539 Das (Human) Kapital (August 2014)

Columnist Brian Langenberg provides a current outlook update, key findings from a recent energy sector conference, and takes another look at education and employment.

540 TLC Still Needed for New Axles (September 2014)

A reader asks: I have heard that new axles no longer need a break-in period. True or false?

541 The American Industrial Renaissance (December 2014)

At SKF, we believe in the longterm development of the U.S. industrial economy. The reindustrialization is supported by a strong university-based research network, a competitive workforce and energy supply from domestic energy resources. However, there are still challenges, particularly regarding the availability of skilled labor. Business, education and governments have a responsibility to work together to ensure this is not the bottleneck in U.S. industrial development. I am particularly pleased with and support the work the National Association of Manufacturers is doing in this area.

542 Global Industrial Outlook: Houston, We Have a Problem (December 2014)

With two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, we continue our investment stance of “Buy on the Sound of Cannons — Selectively” — but readers of Power Transmission Engineering should not be sanguine. Geopolitics is beginning to exert significant pressure on several end markets: I specifically refer to oil price. West Texas Intermediate or WTI has dropped from its $95-105 trading range in late spring to about $75 — about a (25%) drop despite wo ongoing conflicts because of excess supply.

543 Servo Motor Performance at Stepper Motor Prices (April 2015)

Enhancing production with — and for — less is the standing order in today’s manufacturing world. Speeding up production while at the same time looking for ways, to cut, for example, energy costs, is a tricky equation with no single answer; where and how management goes about achieving that can take several paths.

544 Transmissions in Transition (June 2015)

Experts gathered at the 9th CTI Symposium to discuss the challenges of reducing noise, improving energy efficiency and meeting the changing demands of the marketplace

545 Motor Madness (October 2015)

This issue we take a long, hard look at motor efficiency, and you should, too. After all, electric motors used in industrial settings are the single largest consumer of electricity in the United States. Upgrading your electric motors is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for your bottom line. Sure, saving electricity lessens the burden on our country’s energy infrastructure. But it also saves you money in the long run.

546 Industry News (September 2015)

News From Around the Gear Industry

547 Global Industrial Outlook: Weathering the Storm (October 2015)

We just returned from WEFTEC — the premier U.S. water and wastewater management show. Our recent discussion (Game Changer) highlighted the negative impact of low oil prices.

548 Steps Towards Revolution (December 2015)

The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down €200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that they’ve seen in their decades-long careers.

549 Preventing Roller Bearing Failure (December 2015)

I’m building a custom gearbox with 7075 T-6 spur gears, and I’m concerned that aluminum flakes will enter the races on the roller bearings (SKF 2307) and cause premature failure. So my question is — should I place an oil seal on the shaft first to protect the bearing — or is this an unfounded concern and I should mount the seal in the typical manner outside the bearing? Or both? Or go with a sealed bearing? I’m confused and could use your expertise, please.

550 Baby Steps in Wind Energy (August 2015)

The Department of Energy estimates that 4 million megawatts of potential power—four times the amount all U.S. power plants combined currently produce—exists in offshore wind energy. Construction of America’s first offshore wind turbines began in July. The wind farm, which is being constructed off the coast of Block Island, RI, will consist of five turbines. Together, they will produce 30 MW.

551 Global Industrial Outlook: Kind of Sluggish (August 2015)

We anticipate no substantive improvement in manufacturing activity. Not in the U.S. or internationally. If anything, headwinds may have become slightly more pronounced because a U.S. — Iran “deal” that everybody hates except a) the Iranian government and b) the Obama administration will result in the release of Iranian oil supply back onto the global market. Oil had rallied from about $50 to $60 over the past month (I like round numbers), but has since roundtripped. Expect further, deeper capital spending cuts in the U.S. oil sector to continue affecting demand for large capital equipment.

552 Global Industrial Outlook: Slow Growth Ahead; Farm Belt No Help (June 2015)

First quarter results confirmed our view. Capital expenditures are being slashed in the oil sector, the stronger U.S. dollar is enabling Japanese machinery competitors to gain share in the Middle East and Latin America, and lower soft commodity prices translate into a continuing North American decline in demand for farm equipment.

553 Tales from the Bearings Blog (June 2015)

The following short articles first appeared on www.powertransmission.com. They are part of the ongoing series of hints, technical tidbits and inside knowledge presented by our resident blogger, Norm Parker. If you like what you see here and are interested in learning more, visit www.powertransmission.com/blog.

554 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.

555 And the Winner Is (August 2015)

Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, were recently announced at the POWDERMET2015 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. Receiving grand prizes and awards of distinction, the winning parts are examples of PM’s precision, performance, complexity, economy, innovation and sustainability. The winning parts show how customers from around the world are taking advantage of PM’s design advantages.

556 The Importance of Thermal Protection for Torque Motors (August 2015)

When talking about high-end machining or manufacturing applications that include direct-drive technology, one of the key advantages of utilizing this particular transmission method is its endurance. Because of the very nature of direct-drive motors they are able to operate at peak performance levels indefinitely — without any kind of wear or aging — as long as the motor isn’t pushed past its capacity. Unfortunately, because this isn’t a perfect world, unexpected things can happen which can cause the motor to overheat. Whether the heat source is due to a parameter being input incorrectly, or an unexpected external force causing more resistance than expected — it is important to have certain forms of thermal protection in place. Since torque motors are built in such a way that they cannot be repaired and yet maintain their efficiency, it is vital to prevent any overheating — thus precluding the need to purchase a new one.

557 Dude - Where's My Preload (August 2014)

Many of us have been there; the bearings had the correct preload. You know it, you were there, and you personally saw the measurements. Now, the testing is done and the preload is gone. Not a little gone, not sort of gone - gone, gone. Finger pointing ensues. Suppliers are dragged in by their wrinkly Polo collars. You know the drill. Losing preload in a tapered roller bearing (TRB) system over the life of your application can be a troublesome problem, particularly for gear sets that are prone to noise or severe applications that rely on a very rigid and stable system.

558 PT Extras (August 2014)

See the latest videos online at powertransmission.com, including an overview of mounted bearing technology from Baldor-Dodge.

559 Buying In to Commodity Buyers (October 2013)

The challenge facing OEM procurement organizations is that the organizations themselves need improving before they can be proficient in a cost reduction program.

560 PT Extras (October 2013)

Online features this issue include the PTE Buyers Guide, a new video from Groschopp, plus the latest discussions on our LinkedIn page.

561 Grease Lubrication Mechanisms in Rolling Bearing Systems (October 2013)

Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication: Grease does not leak easily; it has sealing properties; and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits. This article summarizes aspects of grease lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings.

562 Microstepping Tutorial (October 2013)

This article describes the challenges involved in designing and implementing microstepping systems.

563 PT Extras (December 2013)

Video from Maxon Motors, Hannover Messe on our LinkedIn page and the NFPA annual conference on our Facebook page.

564 A Focus on the Future at Pack Expo 2013 (October 2013)

More than 27,000 packaging and processing professionals attended Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas from September 23–25. In addition to launching new products, creating brand awareness, achieving sustainability goals and generating new business contacts, Pack Expo was an opportunity to engage the next generation of workers in packaging, robotics and processing applications.

565 Brush DC Motor Runs Along (August 2013)

Everything started in 1800 when Volta developed the first DC battery. Faraday used the DC battery to develop the first electric motor. It used brushes to transfer the battery voltage and current to the rotating disk rotor. This was in mid-1831. Thus was born the brush DC motor.

566 Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (February 2013)

Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

567 The Skating Life (October 2012)

SMB Bearing Offers Unique Solutions for NorthwoodsFB finger-size skateboards.

568 Robots Go Where Even Heroes Fear to Tread (August 2012)

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.

569 All About the Cliff (December 2012)

Brian K. Langenberg explains what's likely to happen in the economy over the coming months.

570 Designing Drive Systems for Low-Web-Speed Applications (December 2012)

This paper will look at the solutions that current drive and motor technology can offer in not only improving tension control but also solving several other issues that are inherent to systems with high ratio gearing.

571 Considering the Mechanical Aspects of ATEX (December 2012)

For the past 30 years or more, designers have paid due diligence to the electrical aspect of hazardous atmosphere equipment design, but have often ignored the mechanical side. In recent years, the mechanical aspects of ATEX design have increasingly come to light. Not only do electrical power transmission products, but also mechanical power transmission products need to comply with the ATEX directive.

572 The Efficient Drive System (December 2013)

It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.

573 How To Use a Hand-Held Micrometer to Measure Miniature and Instrument Ball Bearings (December 2013)

For the most accurate measurements, miniature and instrument ball bearing dimensions should be measured with a calibrated air gauge. A good second option is a calibrated optical comparator. On occasion, it may be necessary to use a calibrated, hand-held micrometer to double-check a measurement or for simple verification while working in the field.

574 Solar Power Turns a Corner (April 2014)

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), photovoltaic (PV) installations increased 41 percent from 2012 to 2013. Additionally, 410 MW of concentrated solar power came online in 2013. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

575 Global Industrial Outlook (March 2014)

Fourth quarter results were above expectations for most U.S. machinery companies, including significant revenue beats at Cummins, Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corp and PACCAR with strong North American truck demand, improving construction equipment markets and general stability elsewhere.

576 Train to Maintain (April 2014)

Is industrial maintenance another lost art, or is there hope that we can train the next generation of maintenance professionals?

577 Lower Service Life Plus Less Waste Equals Lower Cost (April 2014)

Bearings that show wear may not always need to be replaced. Depending on the degree and type of wear, they may be candidates for reconditioning, a process that restores bearings to like-new specifications and performance - at an average 50 to 60 percent of the cost of replacement.

578 The Step Motor (April 2014)

Step motors come in many sizes and shapes. But they all share one item in common - each step motor type moves in discrete-degree steps. They react to a series of voltage pulses supplied by their basic controller, known as an "indexer." The step motor was the first to accept digital pulses, then move or rotate a prescribed amount without any feedback device. All step motors are position devices without the need to use any feedback devices. They operate primarily in an open-loop control scheme.

579 Engineering Showcase 2014 (March 2014)

We are pleased to present our first annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you’ll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

580 Good Purchasing Personnel Are a Priceless Investment (March 2014)

Seems simple enough doesn't it? It is most decidedly not. Indeed, one can make the case that--aside from uppermost management (or ownership)-- no one else in a heavy/high-tech manufacturing concern has more ownership of the company's everyday needs and necessities than the purchasing department.

581 PT Extras (February 2014)

PTE Video from SKF, LinkedIn contribution from Dassault Systemes, Twitter updates on IFPE 2014 and a shout-out to the Gear Technology blog.

582 Inexpensive Methods to Measure the Performance Characteristics of a Linear Motion Device (December 2013)

This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.

583 Make the Connection (February 2014)

Recently I had a disturbing conversation with a colleague here at the office. During the conversation, it became clear to me that my co-worker -- a really intelligent guy whom I respect a lot -- had no idea how even the most simple electric motor works.

584 Lubrication and Seals Product Showcase (June 2014)

The following news items offer the latest on lubrication and seal technology in the power transmission market. From bearing greases to high-performance seals, these products will help extend the service life and manufacturing capabilities for a wide range of industrial sectors.

585 Brushless PM-Motors Speed Ahead (June 2014)

There are more brushless PM motors being made every day. These brushless PM motors are smaller in size -- i.e., less than 50 watts in power output found in hard-disk drives, CD and DVD players and many portable medical devices. Servo systems with brushless PM motors ranging from 50 watts to 50 kilowatts are now challenging the larger electric motor applications. A few manufacturers have pushed brushless PM motors above 200 kW.

586 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

News Items About GE

1 GETRAG Changes Management (November 11, 2009)
The shareholders and advisory board of GETRAG Group appointed Mihir Kotecha, CEO of GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, as CEO of GETRAG Grou...

2 GE Energy Partners with Chinese Co. To Develop Wind Turbine Gearboxes (April 22, 2006)
GE Energy and Nanjing High Speed & Accurate Gear Company (NGC) have agreed to jointly develop gearboxes for GE's 1.5-megawatt wind tu...

3 Getrag Combines 14 Companies Under Corporate Umbrella (April 5, 2006)
The Getrag Corporate Group will combine its 14 individual companies in the GETRAG Group and GETRAG Ford Transmissions in transmission sys...

4 GE Forms Gear Venture with Chinese Partner (August 27, 2009)
GE Drivetrain Technolgies, a unit of GE Transportation, has formed a joint venture company with Chongqing XinXing Fengneng Investment Co....

5 KISSsoft and Geartech Jointly Develop New Software Program (January 19, 2006)
KISSsoft AG and GEARTECH Software are pleased to announce the introduction of a new and updated version of GEARCALC, a gear design pro...

6 GE Oil and Gas to Acquire Allen Gears (December 12, 2013)
Expanding its presence in the industrial gears sector, GE Oil & Gas, recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Allen G...

7 Siemens Launches Geared Motor Series (January 22, 2013)
The new SIMOGEAR geared motor series encompasses an intricately stepped line of geared motors. Optimally designed for conveyor applicatio...

8 Klingelnberg Offers Latest Issue of Gears Inline (November 12, 2020)
The seventh edition of “GEARS inline” is all about the big trends: Industry 4.0, automation, and electric drive concepts. New...

9 Bosch and Getrag Collaborate on Hybride Systems with Dual Clutch Transmissions (April 5, 2006)
GETRAG and Bosch signed a cooperative agreement covering the development and marketing of parallel hybrid systems in conjunction with dua...

10 GEAPS Exposition Preview: Nord Gear (February 8, 2019)
No matter what your role is in the grain industry, visit Booth #2133 during the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Exposition,...

11 Kluber Lubrication Offers Fully-Synthetic Oil for Rail Gearboxes (June 21, 2018)
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, offers Klübersynth GE 4 80 W 140, a fully synthetic hig...

12 GE Power Conversion Partners with Sulzer for Parts, Services, and Equipment (December 12, 2018)
In a move to increase services, parts and new equipment availability, minimize repair times, and reduce downtime, GE Power Conversion has...

13 Regal-Beloit Acquires GE Motor and Capacitor Operations (December 16, 2003)
Regal-Beloit Corp. announced a definitive agreement with GE Consumer and Industrial for their HVAC/Refrigeration Motor and Capacitor oper...

14 Pittman Motors BGE Series Servo Motor Controllers Offer Four-Quadrant Digital Speed Control for DC Motors (October 1, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the BGE Series of Servo Motor Controllers, a family of compact four-quadrant positioning motion contro...

15 Timken Approved for Bearing Repair on GE’s CF34-3 Aircraft (April 12, 2006)
The Timken Co. announced that its aerospace aftermarket solutions subsidiary, Bearing Inspection, has been named by GE Aircraft Engines a...

16 GE and SEW-Eurodrive Partner on Automation Portfolio (May 1, 2018)
Customers of GE Power’s Automation and Controls business and SEW-Eurodrive will soon be able to benefit from each other’s b...

17 IMS Unveils Low Noise Planetary Gear Drives (February 13, 2008)
New Product Release IMS GEAR Planetary Gears Inc has recently completed the development and introduction of a new line of low noise ge...

18 Aerotech Offers Rotary Stages for Tight Spaces (June 20, 2012)
Aerotech's MPS-GR series rotary stages provide accurate, repeatable positioning in a miniature, low profile and economical package. A...

19 Wittenstein Welcomes New Generation of Inline Gearboxes (April 30, 2012)
Experience the faces of a new generation of gearboxes with the LP+ Generation 3 from Wittenstein. This new precision gearhead sets new st...

20 CCS Series Rotary Stages Lower Cost of Ownership (May 18, 2012)
Aerotech's CCS series rotary stages (patent pending) with integrated captured collet chucks provide automated material handling capab...

21 Siemens Launches Community College Program (May 30, 2012)
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a global provider of product lifecycle management (...

22 Baldor Introduces Dodge Disc Coupling (June 6, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Disc coupling, a solution for pumping applications in the oil and gas industry. The prod...

23 Boston Gear Celebrates 135 Years (April 30, 2012)
This year Boston Gear celebrates 135 years in business, longer than such venerable companies as I.B.M., Coca-Cola, General Electric and F...

24 Stage Delivers Compact Stability (May 17, 2012)
PI's new M-687 motorized microscope XY stage for inverted microscopes is more compact and stable than traditional computer controllab...

25 Durst Supplies Turning Gear for Nuclear Power Plant (June 19, 2012)
The Durst division of Regal Beloit Corporation has shipped its second model TG 80/125 turbine turning gear as part of the ongoing expansi...

26 Bauer Supplies Gear Motors for Bridge Construction (May 16, 2012)
Russky Island is located just off of Vladivostok, Russia, with the Eastern Bosphorous strait separating the island from the Muravyov-Amur...

27 GAM Gear Boosts Capacity to Meet Market Demands (April 10, 2012)
GAM Gear, LLC, a provider of precision mechanical motion control components for automation machinery, recently announced significant...

28 Darali Cycloidal Drive Offers Unique Advantages (March 6, 2012)
Backed by ISO-9002 certified manufacturing, Darali Cycloidal Drive has the unique advantage of high efficiency, compactness, simple maint...

29 Werner Gropp Named Marketing Manager at B&R Automation (March 7, 2012)
Werner Gropp has been tasked with overseeing the marketing department at B&R. Gropp brings experience f...

30 Bison Gear Kicks Off ILIT Learning Challenge (March 1, 2012)
In order to build a more competitive and skilled engineering workforce for the future, Bison Gear and Engineering is working with the Ill...

31 USMTO Report Highlights Manufacturing Surge (February 17, 2012)
December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $519.98 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)&nbs...

32 Manual Rotary Stage Added to OASIS Line (February 15, 2012)
George Products Company, Inc. has announced the addition of a Manual Rotary Stage to their OASIS product line. The OASIS i...

33 Rexnord Offers New Options for Falk Gear Drives (March 8, 2012)
Rexnord Corporation announces it is now offering an inching drive option for the Falk V-Class gear drive...

34 AMT and AMTDA Announce Merger (March 9, 2012)
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) recently announced...

35 QBC Offers Flanged Sleeve Bearings (March 30, 2012)
A new series of 44 Frelon lined flanged sleeve bearings in inch and metric sizes from Quality Bearings and Components (QBC) are desi...

36 Ontario Drive and Gear Signs Memorandum with Textron Systems (March 27, 2012)
Textron Systems Canada Inc. recently announced that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario Drive an...

37 Liebherr Introduces Plug-In Gearbox Series (March 21, 2012)
In the first half of 2011 Liebherr successfully introduced a new series-produced range of slewing gearboxes. Now, the company h...

38 Stafford Offers Line of Plastic Hinged Collars (March 9, 2012)
A new line of plastic hinged collars that offer a convenient way to attach a tube or pipe to a surface, or something else to a tube or pi...

39 Hansen Extends Gearbox Product Offering (April 25, 2012)
Industrial gear unit specialist Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT), acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) Ltd. in March 2011, re...

40 Siemens Supports World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant (July 18, 2012)
Siemens Industry, Inc. has begun shipping drives to support a multi-million contract with Abengoa, an international developer of renewabl...

41 Altra Brands Exhibit at Power Gen 2012 (October 26, 2012)
Altra Industrial Motion brands Ameridrives Couplings, Formsprag Clutch and Marland Clutch are exhibiting their latest product lines in bo...

42 Romax Releases Gearbox Design Package (October 26, 2012)
Romax Technology, a gearbox, bearing and driveline engineering specialist, has launched a new design software package that will increase ...

43 Kollmorgen Delivers Components for Electric Motorcycle (November 3, 2012)
VT BOLT, Virginia Tech University’s entry to the 2012 all-electric TTXGP is a 100 percent electric racing motorcycle driven by a l...

44 Siemens Announces New Geared Motor Plant (October 23, 2012)
Siemens Industry, Inc. announced its plans to open an assembly and manufacturing plant as part of the company’s Drives Technologies...

45 SKF Introduces Range of Roller and Engineered Chain Solutions (October 23, 2012)
SKF introduces an extensive range of roller and engineered chain solutions ideally suited to meet the demanding requirements of power tra...

46 Kollmorgen AKD BASIC Customizes Machine Performance (October 16, 2012)
Kollmorgen introduces AKD BASIC servo drives.  These Ethernet-based drives feature an integrated single axis motion controller, enab...

47 Nexen Releases Compact Harmonic Gearhead (October 16, 2012)
Nexen Group, Inc. has announced what it believes to be the industry’s shortest and most compact automation gearhead. The new Nexen ...

48 Applimotion Offers Custom High Torque Gearmotors (November 5, 2012)
Applimotion introduces custom gearmotors for your high torque low speed and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision ge...

49 Steinmeyer Releases High Precision Micro Stage (November 15, 2012)
Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new high precision micro stage, the MT 196LM series. Available in two travel options, of either 100 mm or 20...

50 Siemens Expands Simocode Pro Motor Management System (February 1, 2013)
The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simocode pro motor management system to include a basic unit with a Profinet in...

51 GAM Gear Announces Two Week Delivery Program (February 1, 2013)
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of precision gear reducers and servo couplings announces a new two week standard delivery program for the PE ser...

52 QA1 Hires Sales Manager of Motorsports (February 5, 2013)
QA1 recently hired Dan Voight as the sales manager of motorsports. Within this role, Voight will work closely with QA1 dealers on product...

53 Voith Adds Compression Type Coupling to Product Range (December 28, 2012)
Permanent high stress levels and sub-standard components can lead to reduced equipment performance and reliability as a result of wear an...

54 IMS Research Analyzes Geared Product Shipments (December 27, 2012)
Shipments of precision geared products (gearboxes and geared motors with backlash ratings of less than 20 arcminutes) were nearly 80 perc...

55 Boston Gear Introduces 700 Series Speed Reducers (December 7, 2012)
A new line of Boston Gear 752 size worm gear speed reducers is now available with hollow output shafts in 5.25” center distance. Ou...

56 MPT Offers Power Dense Parallel Gearbox (December 14, 2012)
Master Power Transmission (MPT) provides enclosed parallel and right angle gearboxes for use in many industrial applications including ma...

57 Amacoil and Uhing Announce Flange Detection System (October 12, 2012)
Amacoil/Uhing has announced that their FA Flange Detection System has been reengineered for simpler operation and now utilizes laser sens...

58 Spungen Named President of Peer Chain Company (October 11, 2012)
Peer Chain Company, an industrial chain provider, recently announced that Glenn Spungen joined the company as president effective October...

59 Maxon Releases Right Angle Gearheads (August 6, 2012)
Maxon recently announced the release of the 22 mm and 32 mm right angle gearheads. These compact, lightweight and high tor...

60 Kollmorgen Releases Automation and Motion Solutions Catalog (August 14, 2012)
Kollmorgen has available its new Automation and Motion Solutions Catalog.  This comprehensive resource guide details the features, b...

61 Nord Drivesystems Utilize Gear Motors for Aggregates Unit (August 22, 2012)
The IECS Company, specializing in the manufacture, assembly, and maintenance of quarry and sand pits equipments has chosen Nord gear moto...

62 Kollmorgen Releases Stepper Solutions Catalog (July 31, 2012)
Kollmorgen's new Stepper Solutions Catalog details the features, benefits and specifications of Kollmorgen's complete range of st...

63 Dunkermotor Releases Wormetary Gearmotor Configuration (July 19, 2012)
To meet the needs of OEMs requiring a high torque, low output speed non-backdrivable gearmotor without sacrificing energy efficiency, Dun...

64 MDT Offers Gear Tooth Sensors (July 12, 2012)
MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd. (MDT) recently announced the first Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) gear tooth sensors for indu...

65 Gerhard Schubert and Bosch Rexroth Sign Agreement for Packaging Machines (February 7, 2012)
Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG signed a framework agreement for the next three years. With the agreement, the two companies h...

66 Bosch Rexroth Optimizes Wind Turbine Gearboxes (August 27, 2012)
The competitive pressure as well as the pricing pressure in the wind energy industry is mounting. If the sector wants to continue to expa...

67 Pittman Offers Full Range of DC Micromotors (August 30, 2012)
Pittman Motors, a division of AMETEK/Precision Motion Control, offers high-performance slotless brushless DC motors for medical applicati...

68 Martin Sprocket and Gear Highlights Plastic Capabilities (October 9, 2012)
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. is not only a producer of traditional power transmission products, material handling systems and compone...

69 Gearbox and Geared Motor Shipments Up in 2012 (October 9, 2012)
Precision gearboxes and geared motor shipments were 69 percent higher in 2011 than in 2009 because of increased manufacturing output in 2...

70 Steinmeyer Releases High Precision Micro Stage (October 5, 2012)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new high precision micro stage, the MT 196LM series. Available in two travel options, of either 100...

71 Complete CNC Machining Package From Techno (September 28, 2012)
New Hyde Park, NY - Techno, Inc. Education Systems is proud to announce that they now offer a complete CNC Skills Training Package that...

72 Schafer Gear Works Adds New Division (September 4, 2012)
Schafer Gear Works has acquired the assets of Dana Holding Corporation's leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differenti...

73 Baldor Introduces Dodge Type EXL Bearings (September 5, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Type EXL tapered roller bearing that provides both misalignment and expansion capability...

74 Schunk Hires Regional Sales Manager (July 9, 2012)
Schunk has announced the hiring of Michael Schilling as the regional sales manager for the North East. "Schilling brings more than 1...

75 ExxonMobil Releases Advanced Gear Lubricants (January 9, 2012)
ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties announced the introduction of its new lineup of high-performance, fully-synthetic indus...

76 Kollmorgen and ABDG Deliver Defense Solutions (July 22, 2011)
Kollmorgen Corporation has retained American Business Development Group (ABDG) to help bring the company's new Power Generation Syste...

77 Oerlikon Fairfield Drives Provide Improved Energy Management (July 22, 2011)
Oerlikon Fairfield electric drives provide mobile equipment manufacturers with options for improved energy management. These include the ...

78 Baldor Offers ABB Motors and Generators (July 20, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas‐based manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical ...

79 Wittenstein Adds SUMO Sizes to Gearbox Line (July 19, 2011)
Wittenstein has enhanced the range of hypoid planetary gearboxes with the addition of new SUMO sizes to ensure maximum productiv...

80 Kollmorgen Appoints Marketing Positions (July 1, 2011)
Kollmorgen announces that Udo Panenka has been named vice president marketing, Kollmorgen Industrial Automation, Global. Panenka pre...

81 QBC Releases Four-Bolt Flange Mounting Blocks (July 11, 2011)
Quality Bearings and Components (QBC) recently announced a new line of standard duty four-bolt flange mounting blocks that have...

82 ABB Gear Motor Packages Create Custom System (July 25, 2011)
ABB Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots, is introducing standardized packages of its well-proven motor and gear units to allow inte...

83 Aerotech Rotary Stages Employ Precision-Machined Parts (July 26, 2011)
Aerotech's APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bear...

84 Romax Awarded GL Gearbox Design Assessment (August 17, 2011)
Romax Technology has been awarded the GL Renewables (GL) A-Design Assessment for its new range of WT2000 licensed 2 MW gearboxes. Achievi...

85 Haydon Kerk Releases Linear Actuator Package (August 19, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of linear motion products, has released a new version of its popular 36 mm G4 linear actuato...

86 Misumi Positioning Stages Offer Practical Solutions (August 12, 2011)
Misumi USA, Inc. reports that electronic product manufacturers have found a wide range of applications for the company's low-cost sta...

87 Forest City Gear Expands Machine Capabilities (August 10, 2011)
Forest City Gear has acquired three Haas turning centers to improve the throughput at its gearmaking facility.  The company has made...

88 Fozo Named Operations Manager at South Bend Gear (August 9, 2011)
Doug Fozo has been named operations manager for South Bend Gear, a new joint venture of Schafer Gear Works, Inc. with headquarters in Sou...

89 Kollmorgen to Discuss Motion Control Family at Pack Expo (August 10, 2011)
Kollmorgen will be on hand to discuss its family of motion systems and components, and co-engineering services at the Converting & Pa...

90 Maxon Modifies EC16 Gearmotor (June 27, 2011)
Maxon's EC16 brushless DC servo gearmotor has had a number of modifications and improvements. The most obvious changes are ...

91 Mico and Haldex Collaborate on Accumulator Charge Valve and Gear Pump (June 24, 2011)
Mico, Incorporated recently announced a collaboration with Haldex Hydraulics Corporation to offer an integrated accumulator charge valve ...

92 Wittenstein Extends Housed Motors Range (April 29, 2011)
Building on a base of direct drive and extreme motor options, Wittenstein has expanded its housed motor range to include the traditional ...

93 Thomson Bearings Challenge Food Processing Applications (May 2, 2011)
Thomson recently introduced Food Grade FluoroNyliner Bushing Bearings featuring a non-magnetic 303 Stainless Steel corrosion resistant sl...

94 Gear Drive Suitable for Printing, Packaging and Textile Machinery (April 20, 2011)
A new series of hollow-shaft right angle helical gear drives from Sterling Instrument, an ISO 9001:2000+AS9100B registered manufacturer, ...

95 DC Gearmotor Offers Compact Solution (April 8, 2011)
Crouzet North America has introduced the 801 Series Brushless DC Gearmotor with integrated gearbox and electronics. The new all-in-one so...

96 Two-Axis Linear Stage Simulates Earthquakes (March 30, 2011)
Scientists, with the goal of safer buildings and saving lives, are testing building materials and structural designs in simulations of ma...

97 WEG Announces Executive Management Changes (April 4, 2011)
WEG Electric Corp., a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies, recently announced that David A. Pipes (pictured r...

98 Gearboxes Offer Range of Drive Requirements (May 6, 2011)
A line of totally sealed, precision right angle gearboxes that feature robust construction and are maintenance-free for a wide range of d...

99 Stafford Collars Incorporate Wide Range of Features (May 18, 2011)
Custom manufactured hinged shaft and pipe clamping collars that can incorporate a wide range of bore modifications, face and O.D. treatme...

100 Weg Supplies Drive Systems for Algerian Water Project (June 6, 2011)
Weg is a key supplier of inverter drive systems and soft starters to the Spanish consortium that is constructing the Tlemcem-Honaine desa...

101 Baldor Enhances Same-Day Gearbox Assembly Operations (June 17, 2011)
Baldor has enhanced its fast turnaround gearbox assembly operation, which now has access to a large extensively-equipped machine shop, to...

102 AAC Gel Mounts Isolate Vibration (June 2, 2011)
A new series of silicone gel mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are highly effective for isolating electronic equipment....

103 Timken Agrees to Purchase Philadelphia Gear (May 27, 2011)
The Timken Company, located in Canton, Ohio, has announced plans to purchase Philadelphia Gear Corp. for $200 million. Based in King...

104 Edge Welded Bellows Get Web Treatment (May 26, 2011)
BellowsTech, LLC has launched a new web page focused entirely on the edge welded bellows technology process used to manufacture edge weld...

105 SDP Helical Gear Drives Offer Feature Base or Panel Mount Design (August 19, 2011)
A new series of right angle helical gear drives from Stock Drive Products (SDP), an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer, feature b...

106 Ogura Offers Spring-Engaged Clutches (August 22, 2011)
Ogura's SMC spring-engaged clutches engage any time power is released. When the clutch is disengaged, a magnetic coil pulls back...

107 Zero-Max Gear Drives Provide Directional Motion Change (December 14, 2011)
Motion system designers looking for a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive might consider Zero-Max Crown gear drives. They feat...

108 ITAMCO Adds Large Grinder to its High-Performance Gear Capabilities (December 20, 2011)
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has integrated a Niles ZP 40 gear grinder into its gearing capabilities. The ZP 4...

109 Metal Bellow Coupling Offers Standard Flange Connection (December 5, 2011)
Jakob Antriebstechnik is developing a metal bellow coupling with a standardized flange connection. For many years metal bellow couplings ...

110 Boston Gear and Bauer Gear Motor Introduce Series 2000 Line (December 2, 2011)
Boston Gear and Bauer Gear Motor, two Altra Industrial Motion brands, have combined their gearing expertise to offer the new Series 2000 ...

111 Linear Actuator Offers Integrated Package (November 23, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA Size 23 Non-captive Linear Actuator. The Idea Size 23 linear a...

112 Nook Electric Cylinders Deliver Rugged Actuation (November 29, 2011)
Nook Industries Electric Cylinder series is ruggedly designed and intended for use in harsh/dirty industrial applications as it features ...

113 Kollmorgen Introduces HMI Panels (December 27, 2011)
Kollmorgen introduces keypad versions of its AKI Series HMI Panels. AKI series keypad visualization solutions help maintain screen clarit...

114 R+W Updates Range of Line Shaft Couplings (December 28, 2011)
One of the key competencies of R+W, a German based manufacturer of flexible couplings and torque limiters for high speed and high precisi...

115 Medium Voltage Motor Control Industry Slowly Recovers (January 20, 2012)
The global market for medium voltage motor control centers was worth more than $140 million in 2010, with more than 5,300 vertical sectio...

116 Technosoft Expands Intelligent Drives (February 3, 2012)
The iPOS line of highly flexible Technosoft intelligent drives has been expanded with a new, micro-sized pluggable servo drive: iPOS3602 ...

117 Nord Gearmotors Offer Reliability for Rolling Mills (January 16, 2012)
In recent years, Nord Drivesystems has been very active in the steel industry in China and India. Nord has supplied 2,500 geared motors t...

118 Kistler Introduces Additional Measuring Ranges for Joining Modules (January 10, 2012)
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque an...

119 Kollmorgen Stepper Motors Improve Machine Performance (January 5, 2012)
Kollmorgen's POWERMAX II series stepper motors, like most other Kollmorgen stepper motors, are now UL recognized. This enables O...

120 AutomationDirect Introduces SureGear PGA Series (February 13, 2013)
AutomationDirect’s new SureGear PGA series of high-precision servo gear reducers is a suitable choice for applications requiring ac...

121 Portescap Offers Low Voltage Servo Drive (November 17, 2011)
Portescap's LVD is a high-performance low-voltage servo drive, designed to support small and large brushed DC or brushless motors. Pa...

122 Romax Introduces Gearbox Concept Analysis (November 9, 2011)
Romax Technology recently announced the availability of release R14.0 of the precision bearing, gearbox and driveline simulation and anal...

123 Clutch Offers Performance Advantages for Marine Applications (September 23, 2011)
Industrial Clutch, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has introduced the Model HC/CH clutch designed for use in marine applications includin...

124 Aerotech Linear Stages Offer Repeatability and Accuracy (September 30, 2011)
The MPS50SL miniature linear positioning stage is suitable for the confines of the laboratory while retaining the high reliability r...

125 Bison Gear Opens On-Site Health Clinic (September 22, 2011)
An on-site medical and wellness clinic was made available to the associates of Bison Gear & Engineering Corp., as well as their ...

126 Maxon Power Package Includes Gear and Encoder Options (September 22, 2011)
Maxon Motor's newly designed 70 Watt flat brushless motor delivers a max. continuous torque of 130 mNm at an efficiency of up to 85 p...

127 Wroblewski Joins Schafer Gear Works (September 1, 2011)
Melanie Wroblewski has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. as senior staff accountant in the company's South Bend office. Wroblewski will...

128 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Variant Calculations (September 1, 2011)
With KISSsys, gearbox variants can now be calculated very efficiently (module KS1). In contrast to the GPK-models, where within the fixed...

129 ZF Opens First U.S. Plant for Wind Turbine Gearboxes (October 4, 2011)
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened a plant for the production of wind turbine gearboxes in Gainesville near Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2012, t...

130 Nord Supplies Gearmotors for Solar Thermal Project (October 11, 2011)
Solar thermal installations built around a central tower have long been limited to mere tech demonstrations and R&D facilities, until...

131 Altra Acquires Bauer Gear Motor (November 7, 2011)
Altra Industrial Motion recently acquired Bauer Gear Motor, a privately-held company headquartered in Esslingen, Germany. Bauer is a Euro...

132 Mitrpak Gear Drives Meet Indexing Requirements (November 9, 2011)
A full line of right angle gearboxes that are designed for conveying, manufacturing, packaging, and process applications that require pre...

133 Gearbox Express to Open Doors Early 2012 (November 7, 2011)
Three power transmission and wind energy veterans have banded together to create Gearbox Express, an independent business focusing on the...

134 Adcole Updates Camshaft Gage (October 27, 2011)
An upgraded submicron accuracy, end-of-line camshaft inspection gage that provides high speed production monitoring of up to 200 parts-pe...

135 Bison Gear Recognized by WorkforceChicago (October 21, 2011)
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and gearmotors, was honored for its exemplary commitment to its ...

136 Kistler Introduces Charge Amplifier (February 6, 2012)
Kistler North America, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, fo...

137 Nord Releases Worm Gear Series (March 6, 2013)
Nord Drivesystems now offers a new range of worm gear units in a robust, one-piece UNICASE housing in five sizes with a maximum torque of...

138 Aerotech Moves to Larger Facility in United Kingdom (February 20, 2014)
As part of continued expansion in the global precision motion and automation systems arena, Aerotech Inc. - the Pittsburgh-USA headquarte...

139 Bell-Everman Introduces Sealed Linear Stages (February 26, 2014)
A new line of ballscrew- and linear-motor-driven sealed motion stages has been developed by Bell-Everman, Inc.  SLS Sealed Linear St...

140 Siemens Awards Software Grant to Ohio College (February 20, 2014)
From its historic Norwood Motor Manufacturing Facility, Siemens recently announced a $66.8 million in-kind software grant to Cincinnati S...

141 Brevini S Series Answers Mining Challenges (February 14, 2014)
Mining across the globe takes many forms but one factor is common to all of them, the need for robust and reliable machinery. From open c...

142 Heidenhain Hires North American Product Manager for Controls (February 10, 2014)
Heidenhain Corporation recently announced the new hire of John Parker as the North American Product Manager for Controls. Bringing nearly...

143 AutomationDirect Offers Stepper Gearboxes (February 12, 2014)
AutomationDirect’s new SureGear PGCN series of stepper gearboxes is a suitable choice for stepper and other motion control applicat...

144 Bauer Gear PMSM Series Offers Efficiency and Flexibility (March 7, 2014)
The IE2 regulations effectively cleaned-up the lower efficiency end of the market; if an application requires a motor to operate rarely, ...

145 Kollmorgen Expands Dealer Network in India (March 7, 2014)
Kollmorgen is expanding its presence in India. The motion control specialists completed a distributor agreement with the Ruju Corporation...

146 Bison Launches Improved Gear Reducer (July 7, 2014)
Lighter weight with more power, the New 881 parallel shaft gear reducer is available for a wide array of applications. The 881 reducer is...

147 Robotics to Take Center Stage at IANA During IMTS (July 22, 2014)
Attendees at this year’s Industrial Automation North America (Industrial Automation NA) trade show and conference co-located with t...

148 Stober Drives Expands Gearbox Series (June 16, 2014)
Stober Drives, Inc. is expanding its KSS stainless steel gearbox series by adding ratios that allow customers to use smaller reducers at lower speeds. The “K” series is a right-angle, helical bevel gearbox...

149 NKE Offers Rolling Bearings for Gearboxes (June 10, 2014)
NKE Austria offers rolling bearings for industrial gearboxes that meet the efficiency and reliability requirements of a wide range of sectors, such as general machinery, mining, material handling systems and heavy machinery...

150 Voith Presents Drive Components at Power-Gen Europe (June 3, 2014)
From June 3-5, 2014, Voith will present efficient and innovative drive components for the energy sector at Power-Gen Europe in Cologne...

151 Aerotech Introduces Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder (June 6, 2014)
A compact, high-performance linear positioning stage, Aerotech’s MPS75SLE features exceptionally smooth travel combined with outstanding accuracy, repeatability and positioning resolution capability...

152 Parker Releases Remote Manager App (February 4, 2014)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division is pleased to announce the release of the Parker Remote Manager mobile application f...

153 Baldor Gear Reducer Can Improve Uptime (January 30, 2014)
No plant can afford to have processing lines shut down when inspectors find corrosion or other damage that can result from the cleaning...

154 Aldinger Joins Wittenstein North America (December 6, 2013)
Wittenstein North America welcomes Lars Aldinger to the United States, as he begins a new role as vice president of production, after ser...

155 IHS Examines Global Medium Voltage Motor Sales (December 11, 2013)
In 2012, strong medium voltage (MV) motor drive sales growth in North America offset weaker sales in China, which resulted in global MV D...

156 Rexnord Offers Falk Forged Fabricated Gear Sets (November 27, 2013)
Rexnord launches its Falk Forged Fabricated Gear Sets offering for a variety of industrial applications in the mining, cement, power gene...

157 C&U Americas Move to Larger Facility (November 21, 2013)
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, has moved its overall operations to a new and larger facility. The ...

158 Haines Joins Lafert as Product Manager - Gearing (November 8, 2013)
Richard Haines has joined Lafert NA, as the new product manager - gearing. Haines brings with him years of experience in power transmissi...

159 PT Tech Welcomes Marketing Manager (November 15, 2013)
PT Tech, Inc., a U.S. manufacturing and engineering firm for industrial clutches, brakes and controls, welcomes Stacey Urdiales as the ne...

160 Precipart to Exhibit Gears at MD&M West (December 16, 2013)
Precipart, a global supplier of custom mechanical components, gears and motion control assemblies, will be exhibiting at MD&M West, F...

161 Aerotech Offers Compact Lift Stages (December 19, 2013)
Compact new MPS-SV lift stages from Aerotech deliver high performance elevation motion control for both laboratory research and hi...

162 Macron Dynamics Hires National Sales Manager (January 27, 2014)
Macron Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of linear robotic motion systems and belt driven linear actuators, has announced that Michael Giunt...

163 PTDA Canadian Conference to Offer Networking and Knowledge (January 29, 2014)
Since its debut in 2002, the PTDA Canadian Conference has become a powerful business conclave for Canada’s power transmission/motio...

164 Bodine Expands Gearmotor Line (January 24, 2014)
Bodine Electric Company announced that it has expanded its popular FX line of parallel shaft gearmotors to include AC models.The all-new ...

165 Gear Motions Acquires Niagara Gear Corp. (January 17, 2014)
Gear Motions Inc. has acquired Niagara Gear Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. Niagara Gear manufactures precision ground spur, helical and pump gear...

166 Kollmorgen and Segway Team Up for x2 Give Away (January 13, 2014)
Riding (or some say driving), a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) should be on everyone’s bucket list — owning one is an even ...

167 Schneeberger Minirail Announces Complimentary Axis (January 13, 2014)
Schneeberger Minirail offers tight tolerances and smooth running products. With innovations like ball retention clips and a new Miniscale...

168 Multivac Relies on Kollmorgen for Pneumatic to Electric Transition (July 25, 2014)
An increasing number of companies in the packaging machine industry have chosen electrical servo technology – mainly to replace mot...

169 Maxon Motor and Gearhead Boast High Speed and Low Heat (August 1, 2014)
The new brushless drive with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extrem...

170 Brother Gearmotors to Showcase Customer Benefits at WestPack (January 28, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food an...

171 Kent Furst Named Manager of Freedonia Group's Polymers and Materials Group (February 4, 2015)
Kent Furst was recently promoted to manager of the polymers and materials group at The Freedonia Group, Inc.  Furst has worked as ...

172 Motion Industries Releases Updated General Product Catalog (January 27, 2015)
Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, recently announced the release...

173 Maxon Motors Introduces Right Angle Gearheads (January 26, 2015)
Maxon Precision Motors recently introduced right angle gearheads designed to be configured with Maxon’s 22 mm and 32 mm DC motors.&...

174 Revolvo Assists in Sewage Treatment on River Thames (January 5, 2015)
The sewage treatment works at Beckton, on the River Thames, is the largest in the UK and has to treat a vast volume of waste water. Part ...

175 J.W. Winco Introduces New Steel and Stainless Steel Door Hinges (January 8, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, recently announced it now offers GN 129.2 steel and stainless ste...

176 Browning Expands Size Range for Energy-Saving Tenso-set Motor Base (February 6, 2015)
Browning recently introduced an expanded range of sizes at AHR for its self-tensioning Tenso-set motor base. The expanded produ...

177 North American Robotics Market has Strongest Year Ever in 2014 (February 6, 2015)
Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry&rsqu...

178 Siemens Introduces Three-week Lead Time on Generation II 1FK7 Servomotors (March 2, 2015)
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced a further reduction in lead times for Generation II of its Simotics 1FK7 servomotors. High...

179 GWJ Technology Launches New Version of System Calculation for Gearboxes (March 2, 2015)
GWJ Technology GmbH, a manufacturer of calculation software for machine elements and gears, recently launched a new version of its system...

180 Novak First Woman Elected to Bison Gear Board of Directors (February 27, 2015)
Bison Gear and Engineering is pleased to announce the election of Laurel Novak to their Board of Directors.  Novak will represent th...

181 Gear Motions' Oliver Gear Division Acquires New Hera 350 Gear-Hobbing Machine (February 25, 2015)
Gear Motions, a precision gear manufacturer, recently acquired new gear-cutting technology for its Oliver Gear Division in Buffalo, NY. ...

182 Schneeberger Announces Miniscale Plus Optical Encoder (February 9, 2015)
Schneeberger Linear Technology recently announced the new Miniscale Plus optical encoder system now with resolutions to 0.1 micron. Minis...

183 ITAMCO Gets Invite to Grid Cell Program (February 13, 2015)
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) was recently invited to display their technology products at the Advanced Materia...

184 'Roll-Slide Mini' Carriage and Rail Linear Motion Systems Now Available From LM76 (December 18, 2014)
Low cost, "Roll-Slide Mini" carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160mm (6.3...

185 Jergens Expands Pallet Solutions Line (December 16, 2014)
Jergens, Inc.'s range of pallet solutions has been expanded to include two more styles, a 4-Pin pallet and a manual version of the co...

186 Stafford Offers Staff-Lok Hinged Shaft Collars (August 27, 2014)
A line of lever-actuated hinged shaft collars now offered with a mounting flat to create high-strength, quick-change pipe mounts and pipe...

187 Hygienic Gearbox Meets Food and Pharma Standards (October 7, 2014)
Neugart USA has designed its new HLAE gearbox from the ground up for use in food processing, pharmaceutical and other industries with str...

188 Schafer Appoints Gear Unit General Manager (August 25, 2014)
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, has announced the appointment of Scott Childers as general manager of the company’s G...

189 Ideal Gear Appoints President (August 21, 2014)
Ideal Gear and Machine Works Inc. recently announced the appointment of Jim Mantei as president. Mantei has more than 25 years experience...

190 Altra Couplings Solves Vibration Issues for Large Pumps (August 7, 2014)
A large raw water pumping station in Malaysia was suffering from severe vibration problems with the drivetrains on a number of large pump...

191 Zero-Max Offers Right Angle Gear Drives (August 14, 2014)
Lubricated for life with Beacon 325 premium grade grease, Zero-Max Crown drives feature heat treated AGMA Class 10 spiral bevel gears. Th...

192 John Oller Named Engineering Manager at Rj Link (October 16, 2014)
Rj Link International Inc. is pleased to announce that John Oller has been named as Engineering Manager. Oller will be responsible for en...

193 KISSsoft Adds Beveloid Gears Module (October 28, 2014)
Beveloid gears have their own new module in the KISSsoft system (module ZH1). Sizing and dimensioning of beveloid gears have been impleme...

194 Arrow Gear Becomes Distributor for SAMP Gears (December 9, 2014)
Arrow Gear has signed an exclusive agreement with SAMP of Bologna, Italy to market and sell their gear products in North America. Arrow G...

195 Mazak Unveils Next Generation iSMART Factory Concept (December 10, 2014)
Yamazaki Mazak headquarters in Aichi, Japan, recently announced its new Mazak iSMART Factory concept. Mazak will eventually designate all...

196 David Brown Gear Systems Opens Facility in Philippines (November 26, 2014)
David Brown Gear Systems, a supplier of industrial gearboxes and aftermarket services for applications in the world’s core ind...

197 Quality Transmission Components Rebranded as QTC Metric Gears (November 10, 2014)
Designatronics, Inc., a provider of complete mechatronic engineered solutions and services to the aerospace and defense, robotics, pac...

198 Siemens Simatic 427D Microbox IPC Upgraded with Third Generation Intel Processor (November 10, 2014)
Siemens Simatic 427D Microbox IPC has been upgraded with the third generation Intel Core i7 (1.7 GHz) processor for high system performan...

199 New Redex Gears Offer Increased Versatility (November 10, 2014)
Versatility is the key issue for manufacturers of multi-axis milling machines and vertical turning lathes. The same machine must be able ...

200 REM-C Provides Bridge for Robotics and Engineering (November 7, 2013)
REM-C, a university/industry partnership is pleased to announce its formation. REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers & Manufacturers Consorti...

201 Stober Expands PHQ Gear Series (November 7, 2013)
Stober Drives, Inc., a high-efficiency gearbox manufacturer in Maysville, Ky., has added two additional sizes to it...

202 Nord Offers Maxxdrive Industrial Gearing (May 31, 2013)
Located in the Swiss Alps, Industrial Gearing from Nord Drivesystems is an integral part of the pumped storage hydroelectric power statio...

203 SME Announces Strategic Changes (June 4, 2013)
SME, one of the manufacturing industry’s most prolific and trusted sources of knowledge and information, has announced several stra...

204 Kollmorgen Motor Technology Enhances Robotics Project (May 30, 2013)
The Tartan Rescue Team, a partnership of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the applied research and technology transfer or...

205 Ronson Gears Recognized with Enterprise Award (May 17, 2013)
Victorian gear manufacturer Ronson Gears was recently announced winner of the “Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award&rdq...

206 Siemens Offers Motor and Drive Packages (May 15, 2013)
Siemens Industry, Inc. announces the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to select the op...

207 GAM Gear Releases 2013 Catalog (May 15, 2013)
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting products announces the release of the 2013 GAM catalog. F...

208 Forest City Gear Launches Roscoe Works (June 6, 2013)
Forest City Gear has begun operations in a new state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the produ...

209 Hoerbiger Presents CompactLINE (June 14, 2013)
Compact, efficient, cost-effective: Hoerbiger will showcase its new CompactLINE synchronizer on June 18 and 19, 2013 at the International...

210 Maxon Adds Gearheads to GP 32 Series (July 16, 2013)
Maxon motor has added two new gearheads to the already successful GP 32 program. Significant improvements have been made to the single-st...

211 GAM Gear Releases Product Brochure (July 16, 2013)
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits (products designed to simplify mounting to...

212 Eriez Names Account Development Manager (July 3, 2013)
Charlie Ingram, Eriez vice president of sales and marketing, announces that Darrell Milton has transferred from the Eriez metals recyclin...

213 Timken Appoints General Manager of Wind Energy (July 1, 2013)
The Timken Company recently announced the appointment of Bradley K. Baldwin to general manager of wind energy. Baldwin joined Timken in 1...

214 Timken and Stark State College Open Tech Center (June 19, 2013)
A collaboration between The Timken Company and Stark State College led to development of the new Technology and Test Center, the first te...

215 Emerson Coupling Manages Torsional Vibration (June 25, 2013)
The Kop-Flex MAX-C WB hybrid coupling is a new solution for managing torsional vibration in high-performance drivetrains powered by synch...

216 Groschopp Releases New i-series Planetary Gearboxes (May 6, 2013)
Available in three sizes and multiple gear ratios, Groschopp’s new i-series gearboxes are suitable for applications that have strin...

217 Boston Gear Expands 700 Series (May 2, 2013)
New 80:1 and 100:1 ratios are now available in single reduction 700 Series worm gear speed reducers. The new models provide the compact s...

218 Aerotech Worm Gear Stages Offer Improvements (March 14, 2013)
AGR series motorized rotary stages provide significant improvements in speed, load capacity and long-term positioning performance over pr...

219 C&U Names Strutt Canadian Regional Sales Manager (March 20, 2013)
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, recently appointed David Strutt as its new regional manager in Cana...

220 Equipment Solutions Offers Voice Coil Stage (March 11, 2011)
High speed, high force, sub-micron, > 300 nanometer (1.1811 10-6 in.) positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages are self ...

221 Stock Drive Gear Sculpture Illustrates Mechanical Motion (March 5, 2013)
A new kinetic gear sculpture from SDP/SI is designed to illustrate mechanical motion principles at trade shows. It was designed and arran...

222 Bauer Offers Bespoke Gear Motor Solutions (February 22, 2013)
For OEMs and design engineers one of the hardest decisions when specifying parts for a new machine is making the choice between bespoke o...

223 SKF Expands Range of Couplings (February 28, 2013)
SKF offers an extensive range of standard and customized couplings engineered for high performance and reliability in power transmission...

224 Nord Gear Units Drive Construction Project (March 22, 2013)
In an extremely demanding construction project in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of around 1,700 meters and almost 600 meters inside a mo...

225 SDP/SI Donates Components to NASA Challenge (March 28, 2013)
Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) recently announced the donation of components to Team SpacePRIDE for the NASA Lunar ...

226 Aerotech Stages Meet Positioning Requirements (May 1, 2013)
Aerotech’s ANT-L-Z crossed-roller, Z-axis, nanopositioning stages combine speed, accuracy, resolution, repeatability, reliability a...

227 NFPA Updates Research Agenda (May 1, 2013)
In August 2009, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) published the Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The purpose of...

228 NEMA Gauges Electroindustry Business Confidence (April 25, 2013)
NEMA’s April Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions indicated continued im...

229 ABB Expands Power Range with ACS 2000 Drive (April 24, 2013)
The ACS 2000, ABB’s active front end drive for general purpose applications, is now available with higher power capabilities, up to...

230 Maxon Introduces Micro Motor and Gearhead (April 3, 2013)
Maxon Motor introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. The typical issue found with micro drives of this size i...

231 WEG Extends Motor Range for Steel Industry (April 23, 2013)
WEG has extended its range of reliable and robust motors for the steel industry. The company now offers a complete roller table motor lin...

232 Hoerbiger Makes Changes to Drive Technology Segment (July 23, 2013)
On July 17, 2013, the board of directors of Hoerbiger Holding AG gave the green light for a generational change at the top executive leve...

233 Gear Expo Preview: Arrow Gear Booth 801 (July 29, 2013)
Arrow Gear will feature an interactive virtual tour which will be displayed on a large TV monitor during Gear Expo. "Visitors to the...

234 AutomationDirect Adds Air-to-Air Exchangers (October 4, 2013)
AutomationDirect has expanded its Stratus line to include air-to-air heat exchangers in 120VAC and 24 VDC models. This air-to-air heat ex...

235 Boston Gear Expands Stainless Steel Gear Drives (October 7, 2013)
A new line of Boston Gear stainless steel, right angle helical bevel gear drives is now available with output torque up to 7.700 lb.in. (...

236 GAM Gear Merges into GAM Enterprises (October 4, 2013)
GAM, a leading manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, linear mounting kits, and other innovative products used in auto...

237 Aerotech Delivers X-Y Linear Motor Stage (September 25, 2013)
Aerotech has introduced a new X-Y linear motor stage with industry-leading geometric and dynamic performance for applications where strai...

238 FCG Talks Shop at Gear Expo 2013 (September 20, 2013)
Fred Young, owner and operator of Forest City Gear (FCG), proudly displayed a table full of various gears during the latest installment o...

239 Arrow Gear Displays Aerospace Work at Gear Expo (September 23, 2013)
Joe Arvin, president and COO of Arrow Gear, displayed the various aerospace components that make the company synonymous with the aerospac...

240 NTP Releases Gear Expo Numbers (October 9, 2013)
National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), recently announced notable show growth metrics for its client, the American Gear Manufacturers As...

241 Rexnord Introduces Targeted Life Gear Sets (October 11, 2013)
Rexnord introduces its newest product offering, Falk Targeted Life Gear Sets, engineered for applications when the life of a mill or mine...

242 Metallized Carbon Appoints Andrian as Quality Assurance Manager (October 31, 2013)
Roxanne Andrian will fill the position of quality assurance manager and will oversee the operations of the quality assurance department a...

243 IHS Examines Global Geared Products Expansion (November 6, 2013)
Suppliers of geared products for mobile industrial equipment applications can look forward to a 16 percent increase in total market reven...

244 Rexnord Manufactures Largest Falk Ring Gear (October 30, 2013)
Rexnord has completed the manufacture of its largest Falk Ring Gear in weight and horsepower — 250,000 pounds (113,000 kilograms) a...

245 ALCprecision Changes Name to Precipart (October 28, 2013)
Precipart Group, a global supplier of precision custom mechanical components, gears and motion control assemblies for medical technology,...

246 Emerson Presents Worm Gear Reducer (October 14, 2013)
Emerson Industrial Automation's Morse Raider Plus speed reducers utilize advanced finishing techniques, additional bearings and speci...

247 Hansen Expands Market Share on Single Stage Gear Units (October 16, 2013)
Hansen Industrial Transmissions has been successful in selling single stage blower drives.Having no dedicated single stage solution for t...

248 Infigen Energy Chooses Romax for Remote Monitoring Services (September 13, 2013)
Infigen Energy, owner and operator of 24 wind farms across the USA and Australia has chosen Romax as its independent provider to support ...

249 Oerlikon Shares Knowledge at World Tribology Congress (September 9, 2013)
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano shares its extensive knowledge and innovative research techniques at the World...

250 Schafer Appoints Gear Unit Manager (August 9, 2013)
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Troyan as manager of the company’s Gear Un...

251 Global Distributed Gear Production (August 13, 2013)
Two significant gear producers from different ends of the market in terms of volume have recently invested in additional manufacturing pl...

252 Sumitomo and Hansen Finalize Merger (August 5, 2013)
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia recently announced today that the company has ente...

253 AutomationDirect and the Boy Scouts Launch New Merit Badge (August 1, 2013)
AutomationDirect.com has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation’s youth about programming. The 2...

254 Gear Expo Preview: Delta Gear Booth 800 (July 30, 2013)
The Delta family of companies (Delta Gear, Delta Research and Delta Inspection) will be presenting the capabilities of Delta Inspection d...

255 Gear Expo Preview: STD Precision Gear Booth 753 (July 31, 2013)
STD Precision Gear offers a diverse range of capabilities including sawcutting, CNC turning and milling, swiss screw machining, wire and ...

256 Gates Focuses on Beverage Industry (August 19, 2013)
Gates Corporation has released a new bottling industry infographic that highlights key statistics for beverage managers. Gates has incorp...

257 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen Booth 3118 (August 20, 2013)
Kollmorgen will be interplaying and educating Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013 attendees about motion technologies in booth 3118 on September 23...

258 Arrow Gear Appoints CFO (August 29, 2013)
Arrow Gear is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mazzarella as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Mazzarel...

259 Redex Invests in Gear Center (September 5, 2013)
Redex has invested more than 20 million euros upgrading the company´s industrial organization to the most modern levels. The compan...

260 Servometer Announces Sales Manager (August 28, 2013)
Servometer, a manufacturer of metal bellows, custom electroforms, flexible couplings and contacts is pleased to announce that Fred G. Poe...

261 Rexnord Acquires Micro Precision Gear Technology (August 27, 2013)
Rexnord recently announced that it has acquired the assets of Micro Precision Gear Technology Limited (“Micro-Precision”), a ...

262 Kollmorgen Expands AKM Motor Line (August 23, 2013)
Kollmorgen introduces their new line of robust stainless steel AKMH Motors based on the acclaimed AKM series. Designed specifically to ad...

263 Steinmeyer Adds to Rotary Stage Line (February 19, 2013)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new addition to its line of precision rotary stages. The DT240 stage is driven by a torque motor fo...

264 Crouzet Introduces Gearbox Series (November 19, 2010)
Crouzet North America, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has recently introduced the new GDR1 and GDR2 Gearbox Series featu...

265 Bison Gear Appoints New President (January 9, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. announced the appointment of Martin Swarbrick as president and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently,...

266 Boston Gear Publishes Coupling Guide (January 9, 2007)
Boston Gear has published a comprehensive, 60-page reference guide to introduce its complete line of Huco couplings. According to the...

267 Advanced Heat Treat Installing $1.5 Million Large Capacity Ion Nitriding Vessel (January 4, 2007)
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is installing one of the world's largest ion nitriding vessels in their new Cullman, AL service center, cur...

268 Voith Turbo Introduces Integrated Management System (May 1, 2006)
Voith Turbo received quality management certification in accordance with the international standard ISO 9001 at the beginning of the 1990...

269 Frenco Assumes Control of Hommelwerke Gear Inspection Line (April 22, 2006)
Hommelwerke GmbH announced recently that gear inspection specialist Frenco GmbH has assumed control of the manufacture, sales, calibratio...

270 Sterling Instruments New Precision Internal Gears Selectable by Inches or Millimeters (April 30, 2006)
New precision internal gears from Sterling Instrument are available from stock in inch and metric sizes. The 20? pressure angle inch ...

271 Messinger Bearings Awarded Chicago Gear Contract (January 11, 2007)
Messinger Bearings has been awarded a contract to provide 40 large bearings to Chicago Gear for use in eight Babcock & Wilcox coal pulver...

272 Ogura’s Electromagnetic Clutches Engage Hyrdaulic Pumps (January 16, 2007)
Ogura electromagnetic clutches provide a quick and easy engagement of a hydraulic pump, wince drives or other marine components. Avai...

273 Hansen Transmissions Establishes Gearbox Facility in India (February 12, 2007)
Hansen Transmissions International announced plans to invest 170 million euros for a wind turbine production plant. The facility will sup...

274 Newage Testing’s Microhardness System Contains Multi-Specimen Fixture and Positioning Tables (February 14, 2007)
Newage Testing Instruments' introduced the new model CAMS-MSO multi-specimen microhardness testing system. The system can handle...

275 Heidenhain Opens New Building in Germany (February 6, 2007)
Heidenhain Corp. opened a new state-of-the-art building at its world headquarters in Traunreut, Germany. The new approximately 135,00...

276 Cameron Savage Takes Over as IonBond Group’s Chairman of the Board (February 6, 2007)
Cameron Savage was appointed as the next chairman of the board for the Ionbond Group, taking over responsibilities previously held by Hei...

277 Haggerty Named CEO of IonBon (January 19, 2007)
Joe Haggerty was promoted to CEO of IonBond Group, effective immediately. Haggerty has extensive experience in global industrial manag...

278 Heidenhain Introduces Three New Sales and Product Managers (January 19, 2007)
Heidenhain Corp.appointed of three national sales and product managers. These national sales and product managers will cover business ...

279 alpha gear’s Right Angle Gear Reducer Designed for High Reduction Ratios (April 22, 2006)
alpha’s TPK+ dual technology gear reducer is a two-stage right-angle gearhead for servo applications featuring a robot flange accord...

280 Cloyes Gear Acquired by KPS Funds (April 22, 2006)
KPS Special Situations Funds announced their acquisition of Cloyes Gear and Products. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclo...

281 ArvinMeritor Focuses on Automated Manual Gearboxes (April 15, 2006)
ArvinMeritor announced a decision to place greater emphasis on the sales and marketing of the FreedomLine automated manual transmission b...

282 Bishop Wisecarver Appoints New National Sales Manager (April 15, 2006)
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation announced it has appointed Michael McVeigh, a 20-year veteran in the bearing and linear motion industries, ...

283 Steinmeyer’s New Rotary Stage Features Built-In Stepper Motor and Controller (April 14, 2006)
Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new precision rotary positioning stage. The fully integrated and compact DT 200-SM "plug and play" rotary st...

284 Steinmeyer Introduces New Precision Vertical Stage (April 14, 2006)
Steinmeyer announced a new vertical positioning stage manufactured by its FMD division. The model HT 03-LM offers a travel of 3 mm wi...

285 Samputensili Master Gears Personalized to Customer or DIN Specifications (April 12, 2006)
Samputensili has introduced a range of master gears to determine work gear accuracy and setting masters to adjust checking equipment. ...

286 Emuge Opens New Manufacturing Center (April 13, 2006)
Emuge Corp. moved to its new North American headquarters in West Boylston, MA. According to the company's press release, the new 2...

287 mG miniGears Named One of Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies (April 15, 2006)
mG miniGears SpA of Padua announced that it has been listed No. 272 among the fastest growing European companies included in the 2006 Eur...

288 Former Boston Gear President Receives PTDA Lifetime Achievement Award (April 15, 2006)
Roger A. Pennycook, former president of Boston Gear and former vice president of Textron Fluid & Power Co., was the 17th recepient...

289 Overton Gear and Klingelnberg Form Strategic Alliance (April 19, 2006)
Klingelnberg GmbH and Overton Gear have formed a strategic alliance for manufacturing and supplying high quality large spiral bevel gears...

290 New Series of Finger-Flex Isolators from AAC Solve Low Load Problems. (April 21, 2006)
The natural rubber "Finger-Flex" ring and bushing in each mount have radial fingers on top and bottom surfaces to absorb vibration parall...

291 Steinmeyer Introduces New Low Profile Stage (April 18, 2006)

292 PCB’s New Remote Charge Converters Complement Differential Sensors (April 18, 2006)
The Vibration Division of PCB Piezotronics introduced the Series 495B10 differential remote charge converters for use with differential c...

293 Steinmeyer Introduces New Low Profile Goniometer Stages (April 15, 2006)
Steinmeyer has introduced two new low profile Goniometer stages manufactured by its FMD division. These stages are designed for precis...

294 Ondrives Manufactures Showcase Gearboxes (April 17, 2006)
Ondrives Ltd. of Chesterfield, U.K., manufactured two gearboxes for a pharmaceutical company’s teaching purposes. According to th...

295 Holroyd?s Plated CBN on High-Rigidity Edgetek Machines Reduces Process Times with Single Lift and Setup (February 14, 2007)
Holroyd's Edgetek machines are produced with high-power/high-speed spindles that optimize the use of plated CBN wheels at surface spe...

296 Management Promotions at SM Cyclo (February 20, 2007)
Donald J. Brownrigg was promoted to CEO/president for SM-Cyclo of Canada. Brownrigg has worked in the power transmission industry fo...

297 Nord Gear Expands in Wisconsin (May 24, 2007)
Nord Gear added a new gearbox assembly center and a new paint booth to its newly expanded facility in Waunakee, WI. The large gearbox ...

298 Moventas Launches Wind Turbine Condition Management System (May 24, 2007)
Moventas introduced its latest wind turbine condition management system at Hannover Messe 2007. The system focuses on the gearbox and a...

299 Eaton Moves Gear Machining to Hastings, NB (May 24, 2007)
Eaton Corp. announced plans consolidate some of its business segments, including those involved in machining gears for differentials. ...

300 Bison Gear Institutes Skilled Workforce Initiative (May 24, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering is collaborating with other manufacturing, governmental and educational institutions to remedy the shortage of q...

301 Bosch Rexroth Announces New Manager (March 26, 2007)
Bosch Rexroth Corporation announced that Milton Coleman accepted the position of manager of product marketing and technical support for B...

302 Parker Offers Linear Motion in a Small Package (May 18, 2007)
The T1D and T1S ready-to-run positioners from Parker can perform and accommodate customization at the same time. Features include an ...

303 ZF's Right-Angled Gearheads Open Door for Luxury Multimedia Pod (May 24, 2007)
The SWG gearheads from ZF offer a smoother alternative to screwjack-based door control systems used in the latest luxury media experience...

304 Renold Introduces Interchangeable Range of Gearboxes and Couplings (May 24, 2007)
Renold will exhibit its SMXtra interchangeable range of gearboxes and fluid couplings, for quarrying applications, at the Hillhead Exhibi...

305 Zeitlauf Antriebstechnik Changes Name, Location (May 30, 2007)
Zeitlauf recently moved to a larger facility in Buckingham, U.K. and changed its name to Zeitlauf Gearmotors. The German company suppl...

306 Emerson Process Management Wins Company of the Year Award (May 31, 2007)
Frost & Sullivan selected Emerson Process Management as the recipient of their 2007 Company of the Year Award in the industrial automatio...

307 Worm and Spur Gears, English and Metric (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 13,627 spur gears, plastic gears, helical gears, bevel gears, worm gears, precision gears, int...

308 Spur Gear & Straight Tooth Gear, English and Metric (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 13,627 Spur Gears, Plastic Gears, Helical Gears, Bevel Gears, Worm Gears, Precision Gears, Int...

309 Source Engineering Introduces Planetary Gearmotors for OEM Applications (May 24, 2007)
Source Engineering introduced planetary brush and brushless gearmotors for OEM applications. Gearmotors are best suited to applications r...

310 Vectron's Viscosity Sensor Detects Oil Change in Gearbox (May 29, 2007)
The low shear ViSmartâ„¢ viscosity sensor from Vectron International was recently used to collect real-time viscosity data in an oil-aging ...

311 Timken Signs Aftermarket Sales Agency Agreement with National Sales Inc. (March 22, 2007)
The Timken Co. entered into an aftermarket sales agency agreement with National Sales Inc.to represent its full line of bearings and rela...

312 Anthony Fedor and Scott Caccamise Buy Rochester Gear (March 22, 2007)
Anthony Fedor and Scott Caccamise have purchased the stock and real estate of Rochester Gear. The company is a manufacturer of preci...

313 Revolvo’s Dimensionally-Interchangeable Split Plummer Blocks Deliver Downtime Reductions for Bearing Users (March 2, 2007)
Revolvo’s new SN and SD series SRB Split Roller Bearing units provides an easy retrofit solution, which offers full dimensional inte...

314 Leroy Somer’s Newest Motor Takes Extends Varmeca’s Range to 11kW (March 2, 2007)
Leroy-Somer’s Varmeca 30 motor with integral variable-speed drive has extended the Varmeca range up to 11kW. Now available from ...

315 Sprint Electric’s DC Drives Regenerate Energy (March 1, 2007)
Sprint Electric’s 340XRi, 680XRi and 1220XRi DC drives are designed to regenerate energy back into the mains supply under braking wi...

316 Baldor Completes Purchase of Dodge and Reliance (February 28, 2007)
Effective Jan. 31. Baldor's purchase of Reliance Electric Motors and Dodge Mechanical is complete. Baldor purchased the companies ...

317 Three National Sales and Product Managers Promoted at Heidenhain (February 27, 2007)
Heidenhain Corp. announced the appointment of three national sales and product managers for its North American segment. Kevin Kaufenbe...

318 Moog’s New Controller Offers Advanced Capabilities in Industry-Standard Package (February 28, 2007)
The M3000 from Moog Controls is designed to address the needs of high-performance digital control for hydraulic and electrical products. ...

319 NSK’s New Bearing Designs Deliver Longer Life, Higher Speeds in Papermaking Machines (March 2, 2007)
Rolling bearings used in the production of paper undergo a continuous production cycle, are required to handle high-temperature condition...

320 New Brevini High Power Series Combines Epicyclic Gear Design with Modularity (March 2, 2007)
Brevini's new ?High Power? Series combines the highly efficient epicyclic gear design of Brevini's recently introduced ?S? Series...

321 Midwest Motion Releases New Gearmotor (March 15, 2007)
Midwest Motion Products announced the release of a new DC Gear Motor, the Model No. MMP-TM55-90-12V GPk52-124. Accepting any 12 Volt D...

322 Bison Gear Publish New Motors Brochure (March 21, 2007)
Designed for industrial and commercial duty OEM applications, Bison Gear & Engineering’s new line of AC motors is detailed in a six-...

323 Leroy-Somer Designs Geared Motor for the Food Industry (March 8, 2007)
The new Multibloc IAW FLS IAW worm geared motor range from Leroy Somer was designed for extreme use conditions and harsh environments suc...

324 Philadelphia Gear Offers Two Versions of Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment (March 5, 2007)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. announced the availability of two versions of the company's proprietary CORE Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment....

325 New Parallel Shaft Gearmotors from Sharq Motion Offer Backward Compatibility (March 5, 2007)
The new Sharq 207 series parallel shaft gearmotors, designed as direct drop-in replacements for many high volume OEM applications are the...

326 Bison Gear Introduces Line of AC Motors (April 12, 2006)
Bison Gear & Engineering introduced a new line of custom AC motors manufactured in their St. Charles, IL, facility. Motors will be ava...

327 Alpha Gear New Gearhead Follows Trends in High Reduction Torque and Ratios (April 11, 2006)
The new SPK+ right-angle gearhead is designed for applications with high reduction ratios and torques. This product combines features of...

328 Thornycroft Acquires Newage Transmissions (February 26, 2005)
Thornycraft Ltd., an automotive and off-highway equipment company, has acquired Newage Transmissions Ltd. Effective immediatly, Newage...

329 Alfe Heat Treating Hires General Manager (March 2, 2005)
Alfe Heat Treat Corp. hired Jerry Brasiola as general manager of their Defiance, OH, division. Most recently, Brasiola was plant manag...

330 New Cutting Tool Sales Manager at Star SU (February 22, 2005)
Mark W. Raby has been hired by Star SU to manage cutting tool sales for southeastern and south central Michigan. Raby has worked in a...

331 Chairman of Timken Board to be Nominated as Ambassador to Germany (February 20, 2005)
W.R. Timken Jr. will be nominated by President George Bush for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany. His nomination will be forw...

332 New Management at Twin Disc (January 28, 2005)
Twin Disc Inc. has announced numerous changes in senior management. Jim Feiertag is the new executive vice president with responsibil...

333 New Gearmotor from Midwest Motion (February 3, 2005)
The new MMP-TM55-36V-007 DC gear motor from Midwest Motion Products can accept any 36-volt DC source, including batteries. According t...

334 mG miniGears Acquires New Furnace (March 9, 2005)
mG miniGears acquired a high temperatures furnace that can perform at 1,300 degrees C sintering temperature. According to the company&...

335 New Gearmotors from Bison Gear (March 18, 2005)
The new parallel shaft AC gearmotors from Bison Gear & Engineering are available in five gear ratios ranging from 5.8:1 to 42.8:1. Th...

336 Philadelphia Gear Extends Standard Warranty (April 12, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. has announced its "best-in-industry" standard warranty. The company's original standard warranty covered t...

337 New GM at Philadelphia Gear (April 13, 2005)
Boyd Swearingen was promoted to general manager for Philadelphia Gear’s Gulf Coast and Southeast region. According to the company...

338 New Gear Drive System from ASI Technologies (April 12, 2005)
The MK400 Series transaxle from ASI Technologies combines the precision of a single piece casting, which can improve the accuracy of gear...

339 Boston Gear Wins Website Award (April 11, 2005)
Boston Gear, a division of Altra Industrial Motion, was named "Website of the Month" by IndustrialLeaders.com, an online industrial porta...

340 Regal Beloit Announces Sale of Illinois Gear Open Gear Division (March 31, 2005)
Regal Beloit Corp. announced today that the company has reached a definitive agreement for the sale of the Illinois Gear open gear divisi...

341 Lambert, Wahli Officially Merge Operations (April 4, 2005)
The core competencies of Lambert Ltd. and Wahli Ltd. have merged to created Lambert-Wahli Ltd. The two companies have already been op...

342 New Lead Angle Gear Roller from Marposs (January 28, 2005)
The M62 DF from Marposs is designed for the dynamic inspection of ring gears with automatic part rotation. The system can also evalua...

343 Klingelnberg Introduces First Vertical Spiral Bevel Gear Machine (January 19, 2005)
The Oerlikon C29 from Klingelnberg is a vertical spiral bevel gear cutting machine specially designed for dry cutting. The developmen...

344 New Composite Gear from Intech (December 25, 2003)
The Power-Core gears from Intech Corp. are self-lubricating and feature a Nylon 12 gear body securely cast around a sturdy metal hub, whi...

345 New Gear Catalog from Suhner Manufacturing (January 1, 2004)
Suhner Manufacturing has released its flexible shaft/bevel gear catalog. According to the company’s press release, this new catal...

346 DoAll Founder, Ingersoll President Added to American Precision Hall of Fame (December 16, 2003)
The American Precision Museum named four new members to their Hall of Fame. These individuals join 43 leaders in the American machine too...

347 New Planetary Gearhead From Alpha Gear (December 9, 2003)
The new SP+ from Alpha Gear is available in seven sizes as an update to last year?s SP Series. The series features noise levels from ...

348 Parking Brake Option from Eskridge (December 1, 2003)
The 34C and 90B Series' parking brakes from Eskridge eliminate the need for a pressure reducing valve, as they allow for full system ...

349 Ikona Gear and Magna Extend Patent Agreement (December 1, 2003)
Ikona Gear and Magna Advanced Technologies have extended by four months their patent agreement. According to Ikona's press releas...

350 New Bore Gauge from Marposs (January 19, 2004)
The M1Star MBG mechanical bore gauge from Marposs is designed for manual mechanical use in precision checking of I.D., ovality or taper o...

351 Hoeganaes Opens New Sales Office in Germany (January 28, 2004)
Hoeganaes Corp. has opened a new sales office in Meerbusch, Germany. According to the company's press release, the facility will o...

352 Harmonic Drive Introduces New Gearheads (January 3, 2005)
Harmonic Drive Technologies introduced its RGH Series of compact gearheads that offer the accuracy and repeatability typically associated...

353 New DC Gearmotor from Midwest Motion (January 6, 2005)
A new DC gearmotor, Model No. MMP.TM55-24V.GP52-100.1 can accept any 24 volt source, including battery power. According to the compan...

354 Holroyd to Produce World’s Largest Compressor Rotors (December 29, 2004)
Holroyd has been commissioned by MAN Turbomaschinen AG to produce three sets of the largest screw rotors ever made. According to Holr...

355 ZF Gearheads Used to Detect Galaxy Clusters (January 29, 2004)
Precision planetary gearheads from ZF Great Britain provide high levels of torque for Cambridge University’s new radio telescope ins...

356 Merger Between Meritage Manufacturing and Automated Concepts (January 28, 2004)
Automated Concepts Inc. (Council Bluffs, IA) and Meritage Manufacturing Solutions (Warrenville, IL)have merged and will be known as Autom...

357 Philadelphia Gear Completes ISO-9001 for All Five Regional Service Centers (April 13, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp., a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has completed ISO-9001 (2000 standard) cert...

358 Bison Gear, Armature Electric Partner for Power Transmission Distribution (April 13, 2005)
Bison Gear and Engineering announced the addition of Armature Electric Ltd. as the Bison power transmission distributor for western Canad...

359 Danaher Motion Planetary Gearheads Require No Maintenance (April 1, 2006)
[photo]Danaher Motion's Micron ValueTRUE planetary gearheads are a more economical extension to Danaher Motion's family of Micron...

360 New Vibration Mounts from AAC Feature Finger-Flex Ring and Bushing Isolators (April 2, 2006)
The new V10Z 4 Series of vibration mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components feature unique "Finger-Flex" isolators which are designe...

361 Bison Gears Adds Custom AC Motors (March 15, 2006)
Bison Gear and Engineering plans to begin manufacturing their own line of AC motors in their St. Charles, IL, facility beginning in April...

362 Sterling Instrument’s Anti-Backlash Gears Eliminate Marred Shafts (March 10, 2006)
A new series of 1158 anti-backlash gears manufactured by Sterling Instruments feature the Fairloc integral hub fastening system, which el...

363 HD Systems Merges with Harmonic Drive Technologies (February 6, 2006)
HD Systems Inc. and Harmonic Drive Technologies, Nabtesco Inc. have merged, effective Jan. 1, 2006. The newly formed joint companny wi...

364 Bison Gear’s Hollow Shaft Gearmotor Doubles Continuous Torque Ratings (March 10, 2006)
Bison Gear’s new 562 series hollow shaft gearmotor offers increased low speed center distance coupled with greater clearance for wid...

365 Rockwell Automation Dodge Reliance Introduces New Helical/Bevel Speed Reducer (April 6, 2006)
The new Dodge motorized Torque-Arm II (MTA) from Rockwell Automation is a high efficiency, case carburized helical/bevel speed reducer. T...

366 Bison Gear CEO Appointed to National Science Board Commission (April 7, 2006)
Ron Bullock, chairman and CEO of Bison Gear and Engineering, has been appointed as a member of the Commission on 21st Century Education i...

367 SKF’s New Cylindrical Roller Bearings Extend Gearbox Life (April 9, 2006)
New SKF high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been engineered to promote longer gearbox service life...

368 SKF’s New Cylindrical Roller Bearings Extend Wind Turbine Gearbox Life (April 11, 2006)
New SKF high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been engineered to promote longer gearbox service life...

369 Atlanta Drive Systems Expands Range of Servo Reducers (April 9, 2006)
Atlanta Drive Systems Inc.expanded their range of servo worm reducers, now offering four levels of precision to meet any application requ...

370 Boston Gear Publishes Gearhead Brochure (April 8, 2006)
Boston Gear has published a full color, 36-page brochure to introduce a new high precision helical planetary gearheads The gearheads ...

371 Philadelphia Gear Simplifies Controller (April 7, 2006)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. introduces the Mark VII controller, which was developed for the company’s Synchrotorque brand of variable sp...

372 Heidenhain’s New Interface Box Changes Analog Encoder Signals to Digital (April 8, 2006)
The EIB external interface box from Heidenhain Corp. changes a 1 Vpp encoder signal to an EnDat 2.2 bidirectional digital interface. A...

373 New Brake for Gearless Drives (February 3, 2006)
Ortlinghaus has introduced the DIMO braking system for gearless applications. The brake is electromagnetically actuated. According to...

374 Philadelphia Gear Opens Dubai Sales Office, Names New Manager (January 30, 2006)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. opened a new sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November. James Aston was appointed as Middle East re...

375 Frenco Adds Gage for Measuring Splines to Produce A Circumferential Backlash Measuring Instrument (April 16, 2005)
Frenco has expanded its product line by starting to produce a circumferential backlash measuring instrument. According to its press r...

376 Bison Gear Awarded $100,000 Grant (April 19, 2005)
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Bison Gear and Engineering to determine the feasibility of a breakthrough...

377 New Power Transmission Package from Brevini (April 14, 2005)
The new High Power Series from Brevini combines the gear design of the S Series planetary gearboxes with modular features of the PIV POSI...

378 Ikona Gear Appoints Nicola Simon to Board of Directors (April 13, 2005)
Ikona Gear announced the appointment of Nicola Simon to its board of directors. Simon is currently the platform leader for Ballard Pow...

379 Falk Creates New Right Angle Gearmotor (April 13, 2005)
A new line of stainless steel helical bevel gear drives from Falk is recommended for food industry sanitation requirements. These drives ...

380 Flowserve Introduces New Models to PT Series Worm Gears (April 13, 2005)
Flowserve Corp., a provider of fluid motion and control products and services, added two new sizes to the Flowserve Limitorque PT series ...

381 Bodine Introduces New Family of Gearmotors (April 19, 2005)
The family of gearmotors includes a Quinsulation five-stage insulation system designed to meet NEMA MG 1-1993, Section IV, Part 31. The i...

382 The Gear Works Opens Test and Assembly Center (April 20, 2005)
The Gear Works-Seattle Inc. announced the opening of its new gearbox assembly and test center that has much increased the company’s ...

383 Expanded Servo Reducer Range from Atlanta Drive (January 12, 2006)
Atlanta Drive Systems Inc. now offers four levels of precision to meet any application requirements. These reducers are an upgrade of the...

384 Moventas Receives Order for Mass Deliveries of Wind Turbine Gears to Acciona (January 14, 2006)
Moventas signed a supply agreement for substantial deliveries of wind turbine gearbo...

385 Bison Gear Appoints New Preident, Executive Vice President (January 10, 2006)
Larry Kujovich was appointed president of Bison Gear and Engineering. The company also promoted George Thomas to executive vice president...

386 Boston Gear Introduces New Worm Gear Reducer (January 10, 2006)
A new 700 Series Conveyor Flange Adapter (CFA) is specifically designed for increased control and lower maintenance cost on material hand...

387 Philadelphia Gear Hires Mark Cooke as Sales Manager (April 30, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. hired Mark Cooke as regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast region. Among Cooke’s new responsibilities...

388 New Product Manager Hired at Bosch Rexroth (May 31, 2007)
The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group of Bosch Rexroth Corporation announced the addition of Amy R. Defayette to Product Mark...

389 Gearmotors Built for High Torque Applications (June 6, 2007)
The AKM gearmotors set from Heason Technologies combines the torque density from the company's line of servomotors with its planetary...

390 100mm AC Electric Motors Offer Power of Larger Motors in Less Volume (April 1, 2010)
In response to customer demand for more power in smaller spaces, Bison Gear and Engineering introduces the 100mm AC motor line offeri...

391 Proximity Sensor Measures Without Touching Target (April 7, 2010)
The KD-2446 high-precision proximity sensor system from Kaman Precision Products offers lead-free RoHS compliance in a compact DIN packa...

392 Kollmorgen Drive Delivers Scalable Programmability (March 31, 2010)
The Advanced Kollmorgen Drive (AKD) is Ethernet-based and delivers high performance with flexibility, scalability and power range for mos...

393 Bodine Introduces WX Gearhead, and Simple-to-Wire AC Motor Winding (March 26, 2010)
Two new products were released by Bodine Electric Company: the WX gearhead and a three-wire-reversible 34R frame AC induction motor. Th...

394 Crown Gear Drives Designed for Full Range of Applications (March 12, 2010)
Zero-Max Crown Gear drives provide directional motion change in all types of power transmission systems. They are right angle gear drives...

395 SEW-Eurodrive Release Energy Efficient Gear Reducers (March 24, 2010)
SEW-Eurodrive recently announced the release of the new RESF37 stainless steel helical gear reducer and KESA37 stainless steel helical be...

396 Cleveland Gear Broadens Product Offerings (April 8, 2010)
A line of shaft mount reducers and accessories is available now from Cleveland Gear Company, including tapered bushing kits, belt guards,...

397 Kollmorgen Establishes Aftermarket Service Agreement (April 12, 2010)
FSIP, a provider of remanufacturing services for electric vehicle control systems, and Kollmorgen have signed an Aftermarket Service Agre...

398 Industrial Control Shipments Surge First Quarter 2010 (May 17, 2010)
NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index climbed 11.7 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the first three months of 2010.The...

399 Timken Targets Wind with Several Product Introductions at Windpower 2010 (May 27, 2010)
Introducing several new product developments at the Windpower 2010 show in Dallas, The Timken Company is leveraging investments made duri...

400 NEMA Publishes Motor, Generator Standard (May 4, 2010)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published MG 1-2009 Motors and Generators. MG 1 is the definitive standar...

401 Bodine Redesigns W Model Gearheads (May 3, 2010)
The WX gearhead from Bodine Electric Company is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar g...

402 Habasit Appoints President of Gearmotor Division (April 15, 2010)
George Rizza joins Habasit America as president of the Gearmotor Division. Rizza previously served as vice president of sales at Nord Gea...

403 Bison Gear Signs National Distribution Agreement (April 23, 2010)
Following a successful two-year period of regional authorized distribution, gearmotor manufacturer Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. has e...

404 Steinmeyer Introduces Ultra Narrow Linear Stage (February 22, 2010)
The PA 30x40-SM01 precision linear stage from Steinmeyer, Inc. is a single axis system for applications that require extremely narrow pos...

405 Carlisle Merges Business Sectors (February 11, 2010)
Carlisle Companies Inc. is combining its power transmission best business, which was discontinued in 2008, with its tire and wheel busine...

406 Ultra Compact 180 W Intelligent Drive with CANopen Mounts Beside Motor (April 6, 2009)
Technosoft announces the new IBL3605, a compact intelligent servo drive measuring 65 x 58 x 19 mm, which reaches up to 600 W peak power. ...

407 Hansen Delivers First Gearbox from Chinese Facility (April 13, 2009)
Hansen Transmissions announced the delivery of the first gearbox manufactured in the new facility in the Beichen Hi-tech Industrial Park,...

408 Dodge Steel-Housed Bearing Installs, Removes Quickly (April 3, 2009)
The Dodge Imperial HD mounted roller bearing from Baldor Electric Company features a cast-steel housing and is designed for heavy-duty ap...

409 Skills Certification System Targets High Unemployment, Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs (April 2, 2009)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is partnering with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Ins...

410 Large Size Roller Chain Over 10m can be Delivered Connected (March 19, 2009)
Tsubakimoto's Super Long Length Formation for Large Size Roller Chain can increase users productivity while helping to maintain a sa...

411 Grip and Rotate Modules Perform Two Operations in One Compact Package (April 2, 2009)
Techno-Sommer Automatic has announced the DGP404 series parallel grip and rotate modules with T-slot guides. They are designed for high-l...

412 Supplementary Facility Opened to Serve Power Generator Customers (May 8, 2009)
Hennig, Inc. has opened a new building in Rockford, IL for designing, engineering and fabricating enclosures for the power generator and ...

413 Ideal Gear and Machine Works Celebrates 90 Years Supporting Power Transmission Industry (August 21, 2009)
After 90 years, Ideal Gear and Machine Works looks to the future with new investments in people, expanded capacity and equipment, inclu...

414 Auburn Gear Welcomes Sales Manager (October 16, 2009)
Craig Wisner (pictured) was appointed regional sales manager for Auburn Gear. He reports to Greg Henderson, director of marketing. He is ...

415 Michigan Automatic Turning Purchases AA Gear (December 11, 2009)
AA Gear LLC and Michigan Automatic Turning Inc. completed the purchase of the assets of Ann Arbor Machine Gear Division. Michigan Automat...

416 Machinable Nylon Grade Broadens Size Range (October 8, 2009)
Nylatron NSM, a wear-resistant machinable nylon grade, is available in a wider range of tubular shapes for machining larger bearings, bus...

417 Bison Gear Adds 46 Models to FlexTorq Line (October 6, 2009)
The FlexTorq line of gearmotors from Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. continues to grow with 46 models of the 562 Series of hollow shaft ...

418 IQwind and Guascor Partner to Commercialize Variable IQGear Technology for Wind Turbines (September 10, 2009)
IQwind and Guascor announced that they will partner to commercialize and bring to market the IQGear, a high efficiency variable gearbox f...

419 Excel Gear Designs, Prototypes Navy Gun System Gearboxes (September 10, 2009)
Roscoe, IL-based Excel Gear has transitioned from prototype to production of 38:1 ratio gearboxes designed for positioning the gun mount ...

420 Next-Gen Piezo Motor Matches Stepper's Low Voltage Operation (May 28, 2010)
New Scale Technologies Inc. released the Squiggle RV reduced voltage linear drive system that consists of a SQL-RV-1.8-6-12 Squiggle moto...

421 SCHUNK Offers New Sealed DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper (June 1, 2010)
The new DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK is utilized for difficult handling tasks. The gripper is used in dirty working environm...

422 Whiteside Promoted to Sales Manager at Maxcess (November 8, 2010)
Maxcess International, a provider of engineered components for the web handling industry, recently announced the promotion of Darrell Whi...

423 Wedge Mounts Designed for Heavy Loads (November 10, 2010)
A new series of four precision wedge mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are designed for precision leveling for hea...

424 B&R Adds Planetary Gears to Motor Line (November 5, 2010)
B&R Industrial Automation recently announced the addition of precision planetary gears to its line of synchronous and stepper motors....

425 Excel Gear Launches Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software (October 21, 2010)
Excel-Lent gear/gearbox design and analysis software has been developed by Excel Gear, Inc. and written in Visual Basic.Net. This softwar...

426 Gene Haas Foundation Provides Grant to SME (October 18, 2010)
The Gene Haas Foundation has recently provided a $150,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation to help qualified students interested in ...

427 New Website Launched by Delroyd Worm Gear (October 19, 2010)
Delroyd Worm Gear has launched a new corporate website which provides information about their full product line including helical single,...

428 Power Generation System Suited for Heavy-Duty Vehicles (November 16, 2010)
Kollmorgen unveiled its new Power Generation System at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference 2010, in September. The Po...

429 Paresh Shah Named Operations Manager of Schafer Industries (March 9, 2015)
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries  recently announced the appointment of Paresh Shah as operations manager of the company...

430 PGT Expands Machine Tool Range (January 31, 2011)
Incorporating the brands of Holroyd, Binns & Berry, Crawford Swift, PTG Heavy Industries and Precision Components, PTG has establishe...

431 Boston Gear Launches Stainless Steel Motors (February 9, 2011)
Boston Gear, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently launched a new line of stainless steel motors which are value engineered for ...

432 Kollmorgen's Controller Delivers in Tight Spaces (January 31, 2011)
Kollmorgen recently introduced the CVC600 Vehicle Controller. Just 125 x 50 x 195 mm in size, the CVC600 can fit where other vehicle cont...

433 Kollmorgen Releases AKM 8 Motor Series (January 12, 2011)
Kollmorgen introduces AKM 8 servomotors, the latest addition to the company's global, AKM motor series. AKM 8 motors deliver higher t...

434 Nord Geared Motors Crucial for Automatic Sorting System (November 24, 2010)
Specializing in the delivery of express parcels, Chronopost employs more than 3,500 people across the world. The Chilly Mazarin hub, to t...

435 AutomationDirect Adds Sensors for Food/Beverage Industry (January 6, 2011)
AutomationDirect's new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity and photoelectric sensors and quick-dis...

436 MTI Announces New Product/Pricing Packages (October 13, 2010)
MTI Systems, a provider of cost estimating solutions for manufacturing, recently announced the release of three new Costimator Produ...

437 Flex-IPC Targets Industrial Automation Operations (October 13, 2010)
HK Automation, a Hoffmann + Krippner company, recently introduced its brand new product line of industrial PCs called flex-IPC. The new l...

438 Chroma Welcomes Maintenance Manager/Process Engineer (July 5, 2010)
Ken Janke has joined the Chroma family in the position of maintenance manager/process engineer. Ken has over 30 years of experience in ...

439 Universal Voltage Alert Certified for Hazardous Areas (July 13, 2010)
The UPA-130 series Universal Voltage Alert from Marsh Bellofram Corporation has achieved hazardous area certifications (Class 1, Division...

440 Romax Appoints Business Development Manager for Hybrid Technology (June 15, 2010)
Romax Technology recently recruited a new business development manager to manage Romax's hybrid and electric vehicle consultancy.&nbs...

441 Bonfiglioli Yaw and Pitch Drives Power German Offshore Wind Farm (June 9, 2010)
Germany's first offshore wind farm, Alpha Ventus, features yaw and pitch drives from the Bonfiglioli Group. The wind farm feature...

442 Coupling Design Allows Simple Radial Exchange (June 2, 2010)
The Centaflex Series AR rubber-in-compression flexible coupling incorporates a patented split through one of the axial aluminum inserts, ...

443 Shaoguan Hongda Gear Co Purchases Turnkey Nitriding System (June 7, 2010)
Nitrex Metal Inc. received an order from Shaoguan Hongda Gear Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of transmission components, for a turnkey ...

444 Encoder Ready DC Motors Feature Planetary Gearboxes (July 15, 2010)
Nidal Copal's HG16 series is a RoHS compatible DC motor with planetary gearbox. The 0.63 inch OD (16 mm) DC motor has two axial lengt...

445 Crouzet Expands BLDC Power Range (July 28, 2010)
A line of high-performance, geared BLDC motors (pictured) is available with a complete tool kit of selectable gearboxes, controllers, bra...

446 NEMA Revises Motors and Generators Standard (October 8, 2010)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA MG 1-2009, Revision 1-2010 Motors and Generators. The stan...

447 MAG Acquiring Samputensili Gear Hobbing Line (October 11, 2010)
MAG, a manufacturing technology company, has acquired the gear hobbing and chamfering/deburring product line of Samputensili GmbH in Chem...

448 Adams Company Invests in Gear Measurement System (October 7, 2010)
The Adams Company, a custom manufacturer of bevel, helical, spur, worm gears and shafts, are continuing to acquire the latest equipm...

449 Wittenstein Offers Gearbox for Harsh Environments (September 29, 2010)
When environmental conditions demand a higher level of protection, the alpha SG stainless steel gearbox from Wittenstein offers a solutio...

450 Bison Gear Acquires Von Weise of Canada (August 5, 2010)
The brushless DC electric motor business of Von Weise of Canada Company was acquired by Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. The product line...

451 LFS 12 Rails and Carriages Offer Low Cost Solutions for Door Enclosure and Transfer System Applications (February 17, 2009)
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Products released a line of low profile linear rails and carriages called the LFS 12 Series. Offered in two co...

452 Forest City Gear Invests in Capital Equipment (February 12, 2009)
Forest City Gear has announced it has invested more than $6 million in the purchase of new capital equipment during the last 18 months. T...

453 PICO Chemical's New Solvent Replaces Hazardous Materials for Gear Cleaning (August 8, 2007)
hemical Corp released its Pico Solv NPB as a new technology chlorine-free solvent cleaner that is manufactured specifically o replace haz...

454 Omron’s STI Modules Available with AC Voltage Input (August 17, 2007)
The RM-2AC-IP is the latest addition to Omron Scientific  Technologies, Inc.'s RM-2 family of resource modules.  Three mode...

455 alpha gear drives Introduces New Gearhead (August 7, 2007)
The in line basic precision alphira product from alpha gear is packaged in a lightweight aluminum case and offers power-dense and mainten...

456 Allegro’s New Low Voltage, Full Bridge Brushless DC Motor Driver Integrates Hall Element Commutation Circuitry to Drive Vibration Motors (August 7, 2007)
Allegro Microsystems introduced a new full bridge motor drive designed to drive low voltage bi-polar brushless D motors. Commutation of t...

457 Delta Research, Tifco Gage and Gear Hires New Sales Rep (July 27, 2007)
Delta Research and TIFCO Gage & Gear announced the hiring of Tony Werschky to their sales team.  With over 12 years of sales exp...

458 Aerotech's New Linear Air Bearing Stage Designed for High Performance Scanning (August 7, 2007)

459 Silicone Gel Pad Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
These isolators, identified as the V10Z61MSN Series, are designed for light to medium loads of from 0.5 kgf to 2 kgf (1.1 lb. to 4.4 lb.)...

460 Silicone Gel Base Vibration Mounts From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
A new series of double studded silicone gel vibration mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components - AAC feature superior damping perfor...

461 Rino Mechanical Components Inc. Launches E-Series Gearboxes (November 14, 2007)
With a recent upgrade to its mechanical tools, Rino Mechanical Components Inc. unveiled its new E-series of gearboxes. The E-series featu...

462 Bridge Connections Provide Solution for Running Parallel Systems (November 14, 2007)
The Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. recently announced the addition of bridge connections to its UtiliTrak product line. Available in steel and a...

463 Moventas Appoints General Manager for China (November 9, 2007)
Yang Xilin has been appointed general manger of Moventas’ Industrial Gears division in China effective November, 1, 2007. In additi...

464 Bison Announces New Electrical Engineering Manager (October 24, 2007)
Bruce Ashe was recently promoted to electrical engineering manager for the Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. In this position, Ashe will...

465 Double Studded Silicone Gel Vibration Mounts From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
The mounts, identified as the V10Z61MTH and V10Z61MMN Series, are designed for light to medium loads of from 2 kgf to 3.5 kgf (4.4 lb. to...

466 Silicone Gel Tape & Chip Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
The mounts, identified as the V10Z62MGT and V20Z62MGC Series, are designed for light to medium loads. The gel tape are stocked in 1000 mm...

467 Bodine's New Gearmotors Deliver Twice the Torque of Popular Motor/Gearhead Combinations (July 26, 2007)
Bodine Electric's CG gearmotor, an extra-rugged line of variable speed AC inverter-duty and permanent magnet DC gearmotors, was devel...

468 New 512-Page Hardware Catalog from All Metric Small Parts Features 5,600 RoHS Components (July 25, 2007)
A new 512-page catalog from All Metric Small Parts features 5,600 100% RoHS compliant components. The catalog, identified as M100 fe...

469 mG miniGears Installs Furnace Loading System (June 25, 2007)
mG miniGears installed a furnace loading system in its powder metal department to avoid defects, especially for gears where small damage of the...

470 BIG Kaiser Program Addresses Local Engineer Shortage (June 26, 2007)
For years, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. announced continuation of its partnership with Elk Grove High School to support st...

471 Bison Gear Named One of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies (June 20, 2007)
Electric motor manufacturer Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has been selected one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to...

472 Voith Announces Plans to Buy BHS Getriebe GmbH (June 19, 2007)
Voith Turbo announced plans to take over the gear manufacturer BHS Getriebe GmbH in Sonthofen, Germany, from majority shareholder Halder ...

473 Bison Gear Wins Community Leadership Award (June 12, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. will receive The Business Leadership Award from the River Valley Workforce Investment Board on June 21...

474 Stackpole Automotive Gear Division Takes Grand Prize at MPIF Conference (June 18, 2007)
Stackpole Automotive Gear Division, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and its customer Magna Powertrain, New Process Gear Division, East Syra...

475 Weiler Publishes Brochure Detailing Gear Deburring Capabilities (July 9, 2007)
Weiler Corp.'s  six-page technical brochure on gear deburring with power brushes explains the importance of deburring ...

476 Hainbuch Produces Large Mandrel With Significant Clamping Range for China (July 9, 2007)
Hainbuch GmbH produced a workholder that weights 1.3 tons and features a clamping range of up to 420 mm.According to the company's pr...

477 Plastic Metric Gear, Metal Reinforced Plastic Gear (July 12, 2007)
An expanded line of Modulel, 2, 2.5, and 3 molded-plastic gears from Quality Transmission Components offer designers the best of both wor...

478 Gear Racks, Metric Precision Ground Racks-NEW (July 12, 2007)
A NEW series of ISO class 5 rectangular Ground Racks. Gear racks are used to convert rotational motion into linear motion. In theory, a r...

479 Spur Gears, Metric Gears, Gears with Internal Shafts (July 12, 2007)
These 20 degree Pressure Angle pinion shafts are made of S45C (AISI 1045) steel and feature induction hardened and ground teeth which are...

480 National Science Foundatin Establishes Welding Education and Training Center at Ohio Community College (July 10, 2007)
Lorain County Community College (LCCC) was named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program, establishin...

481 Helical Gears & Ground Helical Gears, Helical Gear (July 10, 2007)
QTC offers all types of Helical Gears and Ground Helical Gears. Quality Transmission Co. offers over 230 standard Helical Gear options fo...

482 Lenze Expands Range of Geared Servo Motors (November 15, 2007)
The MC range of Lenze motors has recently expanded to cover more than 7,500 selections with in-line or right-angle gearboxes. According t...

483 Lenze Releases Panasonic Geared Motors (November 21, 2007)
The entire range of Panasonic AC geared motors can be built from stock components at Lenze Ltd. With six power increments and a variety o...

484 Hannover Fairs Appoints Kurt Medert Sales Manager (July 23, 2008)
Kurt Medert, formerly vice president of the business management division of AGMA, joins Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. as the sales manager for...

485 Gearmotor Line Boasts More Than 75 Standard Models (August 28, 2008)
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. has responded to growing OEM customer demand with more than 75 standard gearmotor models designed as V...

486 Allegro Hall-Effect Sensors Target Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Markets (June 19, 2008)
Allegro Microsystems, Inc. has introduced a programmable, linear Hall-effect sensor with a 125 Hz pulse width modulated output. According...

487 IMI Sensors Welcomes International Business Development Manager (May 21, 2008)
IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, has appointed Doug Eberhart as international business development manager to oversee the g...

488 PMI Announces New Capillary Flow Porometer for Cartridge Media (March 24, 2008)
While similar to our other Capillary Flow Porometers, this new CapFlow has unique features which our other machines do not have. Safet...

489 Three New Planetary Gearhead Sizes Released from QTC (May 19, 2008)
Quality Transmission Components released size 98, 78 and 52 planetary gearheads, that feature smooth, quiet, lightweight and compact heli...

490 Frelon Lined Linear Bearings from QBC Offer Load and Wear Rate Design Advantages (September 4, 2008)
An expanded line of linear ball bearings from Quality Bearings & Components are stocked in both U.S. and European standard specificat...

491 IS23x-MA Intelligent Step Motors Suited for Multi-Axis Applications (November 3, 2008)
Technosoft announces the IS23x-MA Intelligent Step Motors, based on the MotionChip DSP Control Technology and specially adapted to distri...

492 VWDIR Gearmotors Operate Under Heavy Duty Torque and Power (December 18, 2008)
Bison Gear's Von Weise Drop-In Replacement gearmotors offer up to 800 in-lbs of continuous torque output, making them suitable for e...

493 BLDC Motors Offer Advantages Over Brushed DC Motors (February 10, 2009)
Taiwan Precision Gear Corp.'s BLDC motors improve on brushed DC motor technology by offering more efficiency, reliability, reduced ...

494 Camshaft Inspection Gage Measures Up to 200 Parts-Per-Hour (November 24, 2008)
The Adcole 1310 is a high-speed camshaft inspection gage with sub-micron accuracy measuring camshafts for rise error and chattermark dete...

495 AxleTech Expands Systems Capability with Acquisition of U.S. Gear (November 24, 2008)
AxleTech International recently announced the acquisition of Chicago-based U.S. Gear, a designer and manufacturer of specialized differ...

496 New Atlanta TR Flanged Pinions Available (November 19, 2008)
Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of ISO 9409-1 flanged pinions, which have compact designs to reduce the am...

497 OneGear Product Line Offers Maximum Motor Use (November 21, 2008)
The Allen-Bradley OneGear product line from Rockwell Automation supplies a full range of motor and power control center options. The line...

498 Ramsey Industries Acquires Eskridge (March 11, 2008)
Ramsey Industries Inc. adds Eskridge Inc. as the company’s third subsidiary in addition to Auto Crane, a brand offering truck-mount...

499 PIM2401 Intelligent Plug-in Minidrive with CANopen (March 3, 2008)
PIM2401, the new Technosoft intelligent plug-in minidrive, is specially designed for motion control applications where space is dramatica...

500 Ono Sokki Launches Gage Sensor (January 11, 2008)
Ono Sokki Technology, Inc. recently unveiled its GS-4630 linear gage sensor capable of measuring dimensions, thickness, displacement, hei...

501 Hoerbiger-Origa Launches New Sizing Program (January 14, 2008)
Hoerbiger-Origa Ltd. recently released a program that assists design engineers with sizing and selecting electric linear actuators. Accor...

502 Emerson Unveils New Line of Gearmotors (January 2, 2008)
Emerson Power Transmission recently introduced two new additions to its product line. The HwN series 3000 helical worm gearmotors and ser...

503 Bosch Rexroth Appoints New VP/General Manager (December 21, 2007)
Bosch Rexroth recently appointed Erwin Wieckowski as vice president and general manager of its linear motion and assembly technologies gr...

504 Revolvo Expands Range of Roller Bearings (December 5, 2007)
Revolvo has expanded its lineup of roller bearings with the introduction of flange, hanger and take-up bearings. According to the company...

505 TorqSense Technology Assists Intelligent Extruder (December 6, 2007)
An extruder developed at Bradford University uses a digital torque sensor provided by Sensor Technology Ltd. to handle most of its data c...

506 WEG Supplies Automation Package for Usiminas (January 21, 2008)
A WEG turnkey system including transformers, MV motors and MV frequency inverters is used to automate a crane that carries molten metal a...

507 Bosch Rexroth Announces Management Changes (January 31, 2008)
Bosch Rexroth Corporation recently announced the appointment of Dr. Albert Hieronimus to chairman of the board of management. In addition...

508 Cam-Clutches Deliver Greater Torque Capacity, Longer Fatigue Life (February 14, 2008)
Tsubaki recently introduced a range of cam-clutches designed for back-stopping operations in light-duty applications at high RPM. The MRE...

509 Bodine Motors Combine Control, Motor and Gearhead (February 18, 2008)
Bodine Electric Company expands the INTEGRAmotor product line to integrate electronic and mechanical motors into the same unit. Combining...

510 Master Bond EP44 Super Glue Gels in Three Minutes (February 13, 2008)
Master Bond has introduced EP44 a new two component epoxy adhesive with a fast "3 minute" set for high performance general purpose bondin...

511 Renold Gears Assists Tire Manufacturer with Gearbox (February 7, 2008)
Mitas, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the Czech Republic, recently commented on the use of Renold gearboxes for their calendar ...

512 Steinmeyer, Inc. Introduces High-Precision XY Linear Stage (February 7, 2008)
Steinmeyer recently introduced a high-precision XY linear stage manufactured from high-strength anodized aluminum. The KT 310-210-DC offe...

513 Contact Flange Offers Touch Sensitive Processing (February 24, 2011)
KEBA Corp. an Austrian-based industrial automation products manufacturer, recently announced the launch of the KEBA Active Contact Flange...

514 Asahi Intecc Offering Drive Cables in Expanded Size Range (April 1, 2015)
Asahi Intecc now offers high speed rotation stainless steel miniature drive cables for medical device and industrial applications requiri...

515 Victrex Invests in Injection and Compression Molding Technology with Surface Generation (February 8, 2019)
An innovative and differentiated tooling design and processing technology called PtFS (Production to Functional Specification), from U.K....

516 Promat 2019 Preview: Brother Gearmotors (February 18, 2019)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

517 Igus Develops Exchange Bearing for Linear Guides (February 7, 2019)
Igus has developed an exchange bearing for its drylin W linear guides that allows for swift replacement in high-frequency applications.To...

518 Varvel Focuses on High Modular Gearboxes (February 1, 2019)
The need to keep customers in all parts of the world constantly supplied while minimizing stock in distributors' warehouses, and a ...

519 Automate 2019 Releases Full Conference Agenda (January 24, 2019)
Automate 2019 has released the conference agenda for the show taking place April 8-11 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Whether you’re...

520 Kollmorgen Set to Feature Motion Innovations at IPPE 2019 (January 24, 2019)
Kollmorgen will feature the latest motion innovations designed for the meat, poultry, and feed industries at Booth B7820 at the Internati...

521 AD and IDI Merge to Become AD Canada Industrial & Safety (February 18, 2019)
AD recently announced the merger with IDI Independent Distributors Inc., effective April 1st, 2019. IDI brings 107 independent industrial...

522 KISSsoft Offers Generating Toothing Data in GDE Format (February 19, 2019)
The VDI has been working on defining an exchange format for toothing data in Germany for quite some time now. Cylindrical gear data can n...

523 Breaux and Storer Share 2018 GPC Manager of the Year Award (March 8, 2019)
Motion Industries, Inc. has announced that its parent company, Genuine Parts Company (GPC), presented Randy Breaux (Motion Industries pre...

524 Ogura PTO Clutch Brake Offers Performance Advantages for Outdoor Power Equipment (March 8, 2019)
Ogura has developed a new model, GT2.75, clutch brake for the outdoor power equipment market. This new clutch brake is patented both in a...

525 Brelie Gear Announces New Plant in Wisconsin (March 1, 2019)
Brelie Gear Co, Inc. has announced plans to build a new 36,800 sq. ft. facility on a recently purchased 4.3 acre site in Waukesha, WI.&...

526 Promat 2019 Preview: Nord Gear Corporation (March 1, 2019)
At Promat 2019, Nord will display new drive technology for conveyor and warehousing systems, increasing productivity and return on invest...

527 JW Winco Expands Range of Rod End Bearings (February 27, 2019)
JW Winco, Inc. now has available an expanded range of Rod End Bearings, including GN 648.1/GN 648.2 Steel Zinc-Plated, Tapped Type or wit...

528 Eriez Promotes Klinge to Director, Strategic Sales-Aftermarket (February 28, 2019)
Senior Sales Director of Eriez-USA Dave Heubel announces that John Klinge has been promoted to the newly created position of director, st...

529 OES Introduces Motorized Rotary Stage (January 21, 2019)
The new AY110-300 Motorized Rotary Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a large 180 mm (7.087 in.) open aperture. ...

530 IPPE 2019 Preview: Nord Gear Corporation (January 10, 2019)
Nord Gear Corporation is attending the world's largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event, the International Production &am...

531 GAM Offers Robotic Cycloidal Gearboxes (November 20, 2018)
GAM announces the release of the new GCL cycloidal gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for horizontal and ...

532 Ogura Releases Animation on How a Supercharger/Blower Works (November 21, 2018)
Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how a supercharger/air blower works.  Many people are familiar with the term ...

533 Precision Gear Inc. Acquires Arrow Gear to Establish Precision Arrow Gear Group (November 19, 2018)
Precision Gear Inc. of College Point, NY is pleased to announce the acquisition of Arrow Gear Company of Downers Grove, Illinois. The Pur...

534 KISSsoft Offers Individual Design Elements in Software Packages (November 16, 2018)
KISSsoft's modular software includes international calculation standards, as well as a multitude of sizing and optimization options f...

535 United Stars Acquires Precision Gears (November 5, 2018)
United Stars, Inc. has announced it has acquired Precision Gears, Inc., a nearly 100-year old producer of custom gears for agriculture, f...

536 CMI Time Management Releases TouchTime III Management Terminal (November 13, 2018)
CMI Time Management, a global provider of innovative workforce and resource management products for companies in a variety of major indus...

537 JW Winco Extends Shaft Collar Range (November 23, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, now offers an extended range of shaft collars that include a variety of different configurations. The p...

538 Nord Offers Bevel Gear Alternative to Worm Gear Units (November 27, 2018)
With the two-stage NORDBLOC.1 bevel gear unit, Nord launched high performance, washdown-optimized aluminum drives for hygienic applicatio...

539 Siemens Develops Express Rail Service in Germany (January 3, 2019)
Labeled as the project of the century for the German metropolitan region, the Rhine-Ruhr express (RRX) will help alleviate the continuous...

540 Gear Motions Installs Laser Marking Machine at Nixon Gear Division (January 8, 2019)
Gear Motions is the proud owner of a new fiber laser marking machine which was recently installed at its Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse....

541 Steel Company Utilizes Siemens Autonomous Stockyard Management System (December 31, 2018)
To improve air quality in China's urban centers, part of the country's counter measures has resulted in stockyard of iron, steel ...

542 IHS Markit Examines Low-Voltage Motors (December 28, 2018)
The low-voltage motor market contracted in 2016. Process industries were hit the hardest, largely due to depressed oil prices and oversup...

543 Kollmorgen Launches Dual-Axis AKD2G Servo Drive (November 28, 2018)
Kollmorgen announced the new AKD2G Servo Drive. The dual-axis AKD2G is one of the most power-dense industrial servo drives on the market....

544 JW Winco Chrome Plated Hinges Offer Stability and Compact Design (December 21, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, now has available Chrome Plated GN 237 Hinges, Countersunk Thru Holes or Threaded Stud Type in Zinc Die...

545 Nord Integrates Trainees into Management Processes with NordPro Initiative (March 11, 2019)
Optimum customer satisfaction can only be achieved with optimally trained employees: This is the basic idea behind the NordPro initiati...

546 ProFood Tech Preview: Kollmorgen (March 11, 2019)
Kollmorgen will feature its latest processing innovations and technologies for the food and beverage industries at ProFood Tech, March 26...

547 Rossi Makes Strategic Change in Branding (May 13, 2019)
Rossi S.p.A., a company of the Habasit Group, involved in the design, manufacturing and distribution of gear reducers, gearmotors and ele...

548 Höganäs and Dontyne Gears Collaborate with Car Manufacturer (May 20, 2019)
Lighter Metal Powder components with complex designs can bring substantial cost savings for car manufacturers and system suppliers in the...

549 TE Connectivity Announces Changes to Industrial Sales Team (May 6, 2019)
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has promoted Jason Moore to vice president of global sales and marketin...

550 Atlanta Drive Systems Offers Range of Stainless Steel Washdown Gearboxes (May 2, 2019)
Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of stainless steel washdown gearboxes, perfect for use in demanding appl...

551 Xponential 2019 Preview: Kollmorgen (April 19, 2019)
Kollmorgen’s frameless motor solutions have empowered smaller, lighter, and faster precision robots for decades. The company will f...

552 Forest City Gear Launches Advanced Turning and Milling Facility for Gear Blank Production (April 30, 2019)
Forest City Gear has expanded its turning and milling operations with a state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times ...

553 ACE Offers Regenerative Low-Voltage Drives for DC Motors (May 24, 2019)
American Control Electronics (ACE) introduces the DCR300-60 and DCR600-60 Series, microprocessor based, low voltage PWM drives for brushe...

554 Klingelnberg Offers Complete Measurement of Complex Components (May 31, 2019)
Whether turning blanks, ground workpieces, or rolling bearings – Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Centers of G variant – the ...

555 Kollmorgen Announces Vice President and General Manager EMEA Operations (June 24, 2019)
Kollmorgen announced today that Alberto Favalessa, formerly managing director for Italy and Switzerland, has been selected as Kollmorgen&...

556 Forest City Gear Adds Process Engineer to 'Cut Teeth Only' Operations Team (June 26, 2019)
Forest City Gear has added Joe Konetski as process engineer to its ‘Cut Teeth Only’ operations team, a resource dedicated to ...

557 Igus Develops Intelligent Plain Bearing (June 19, 2019)
Igus has developed an intelligent plain bearing, a high-performance plastic that warns of failure and allows machine and equipment operat...

558 Voith Offers Intelligent Monitoring System for Driveline Performance (June 14, 2019)
Voith introduces Dtect, its intelligent monitoring system that provides real-time data of driveline performance and coupling status. Base...

559 Hoerbiger Wins German Innovation Award (June 5, 2019)
There is more efficiency available for hybrid and electric drives thanks to an innovative switching element from Hoerbiger: The TorqueLIN...

560 Siemens Adds Augmented Reality to Solid Edge 2020 Software (June 13, 2019)
Siemens Digital Industries Software announces the availability of the latest version of Solid Edge software, which features numerous enha...

561 Bison Launches Next Generation Permanent Magnet AC Motor (April 18, 2019)
At the recent Automate Trade Show, Bison Gear and Engineering announced the launch of VFsync, a next generation permanent magnet AC motor...

562 AGMA Announces Additive Manufacturing Publication for Gear Making (April 16, 2019)
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced the publication of an emerging technology document, Additive Manufacturing T...

563 Automate 2019 Preview: Kollmorgen (March 20, 2019)
Kollmorgen will exhibit at Automate 2019, April 8 – 11 in Chicago, bringing their motion-centric automation solutions to the show f...

564 H2W Technologies Introduces XY Voice Coil Positioning Stage (March 21, 2019)
H2W Technologies introduces a high acceleration, voice coil driven, XY positioning stage with a precision bearing system, which minimizes...

565 Portescap Expands Ultra EC Motor Range (March 19, 2019)
Portescap is proud to announce the expansion of the Ultra EC range of brushless DC slotless motors with the introduction of the new 35ECS...

566 GWJ and Ovako Collaborate on Gear Modules (March 18, 2019)
The Swedish company Ovako is a producer of engineering steel for customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries, and a ...

567 Daimler Germany Selects Fersa Bearings as Official Supplier (March 14, 2019)
Fersa Bearings, S.A. has signed an agreement with the automotive giant Daimler to become an official supplier of bearings for the axles o...

568 Quality Assurance Manager Joins Forest City Gear (March 15, 2019)
Forest City Gear has hired Bob McClain as quality assurance manager to oversee the activities of the company’s world-class qualit...

569 Rockwell Automation Webinar Addresses Workforce Skills Gap Challenge (March 22, 2019)
Manufacturing roles are changing more profoundly than ever, requiring new skills needed to deploy technology on the plant floor. It's...

570 Seeq Expands Global Coverage and Process Manufacturing Support (March 28, 2019)
Seeq Corporation is expanding its global coverage and support for their process manufacturing customers with the addition of more than 50...

571 AD Announces Completion of IDI Merger (April 9, 2019)
AD, the member owned buying/marketing group, announced the completion of the merger with IDI Independent Distributors Inc., effective Apr...

572 AGMA and Richard J. Daley College Partner on National Training Center in Chicago (April 12, 2019)
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) signed a partnership agreement with Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges...

573 Steigentech Launches High-Performance V-Belt During Hannover Messe (April 5, 2019)
The Steigentech PowerPlus EPDM CRE V-belt range has been designed to keep HVAC equipment, compressors, fans and ventilators or tool mac...

574 KISSsoft Provides Additional Tools for Gear Manufacturing (April 4, 2019)
KISSsoft provides a number of useful tools for gear manufacturing throughout the design process. When grinding helical gears an unwa...

575 NEMA Updates Motors and Generators Standard (March 29, 2019)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published 2018 updates to ANSI/NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators. NEMA’s fla...

576 Atlanta Gear Works Welcomes New Vice President of Field Services (April 2, 2019)
Atlanta Gear Works has named Bill Hoose to fill its newly created position of vice president of field services. It is the second newly ...

577 Thomson Offers RediMount Upgrade Option for Motors or Gears (October 25, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has launched an upgraded RediMount option, a pre-engineered, modular adapter kit for seamlessly installing motor...

578 Motion Industries Adds Product Sales Manager (October 25, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce the addition of Hal Midkiff as produc...

579 Expo Pack 2018 Preview: Nord Gear (May 10, 2018)
Nord Gear brings integrated material handling solutions to Expo Pack 2018, June 5-8, 2018 at the Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Mexico City, Mex...

580 Iwis Offers Transfer Chains for Gentle, Clean Conveying (May 18, 2018)
Transfer chains are used in many different industrial applications where goods need to be conveyed to the next stage of the production pr...

581 Portescap Expands Ultra EC Motor Range (May 9, 2018)
Portescap is proud to announce the expansion of the Ultra EC range of brushless DC slotless motors with the introduction of the new 30ECT...

582 Gear Testing at Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation Delivers Timely, Efficient Results (May 7, 2018)
Experimental proof of load carrying capacity, excitation behavior or efficiency is obligatory in the development process of most transm...

583 Siemens Offers Next Generation of Simotics XP Motors (April 26, 2018)
With its new generation of Simotics XP motors, Siemens is providing a technologically integrated platform concept encompassing all explos...

584 Electromate Offers High Performance Servo Gearbox (May 3, 2018)
The SPH inline planetary gearbox is GAM’s latest solution for today’s demanding motion control challenges. With helical gea...

585 Engineering Student Finds Leadership Opportunities at College of DuPage (May 18, 2018)
COD student Josie Suter has gained industry experience and leadership opportunities through the engineering program at College of DuPag...

586 Brother IPMax Gearmotors Offer Compact, Lightweight Option (May 22, 2018)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearm...

587 Elgin Community College Joins ICATT Apprenticeship Program (June 6, 2018)
The Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) Apprenticeship Program is proud to announce its newest Network College,...

588 Intellidrives Large Aperture Stages Offer High Accuracy in Open Frame (June 13, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

589 GWJ Expands Automotive Engagement at Dritev Congress 2018 (June 5, 2018)
The International VDI Dritev Congress will be held June 27-28 in Bonn, Germany. The exhibition at the Dritev congress features a unique...

590 Stafford Rigid Couplings Prevent Axial and Radial Slippage (May 31, 2018)
A line of rigid couplings that are ideal for heavy, suspended loads on shafts used in mixers, pumps, fans and related drive systems has...

591 Kollmorgen Features Motion Solutions at 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 24, 2018)
Attendees of the 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 23-24, in Boston, MA) are invited to visit Booth #210, where Kollmorgen will ...

592 Varvel Releases FRP680 Gearbox Catalog (May 29, 2018)
Varvel recently published a new product catalog for the FRP680 gearbox, which is specially designed to drive the ground-level linear fe...

593 Forest City Gear Adds Director of Sales (April 16, 2018)
Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as director of sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and...

594 Aerotech Introduces ECO Series Linear Stages (April 16, 2018)
Aerotech´s ECO-LM and ECO-SL series linear stages combine high performance and rugged mechanical design in a cost-effective, econom...

595 AutomationDirect Introduces General Purpose, Rolled-Steel AC Motors (February 19, 2018)
New MTR2 series IronHorse general purpose, rolled-steel motors from AutomationDirect are available in 1-phase and 3-phase versions and of...

596 Tim Breen Named 2017 GPC Manager of the Year (February 21, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that its parent company, Genuine Parts Company (GPC), named Motion Industries President &a...

597 NKE Prepares to Meet Future Challenges in Bearings Market (February 16, 2018)
Based in the Austrian city of Steyr, bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH has been part of the Fersa Group since January 2016. The gro...

598 Varvel Produces Custom Gearboxes in addition to Standard Offerings (February 16, 2018)
The Varvel Group can produce custom gearboxes to satisfy specific needs including a gearbox developed for an American customer that pro...

599 Brother Gearmotors Announces New National Sales Director (February 8, 2018)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

600 FVA REXS Designed to Establish Industry-Wide Standard for Exchanging Gearbox Data (February 15, 2018)
The software landscape in the field of gearbox development, simulation, and production is extremely diverse today. Although these program...

601 Aegis Software Announces Quality Management System (February 26, 2018)
Aegis Software announces the unveiling of their new quality management capabilities that complement Aegis’ FactoryLogix existing In...

602 Vesconite Appoints Strategic Account Manager (March 1, 2018)
Vesconite has appointed Guenter Lorenz as its new German Strategic Account Manager. Company CEO Dr Jean-Patrick Leger recently made the...

603 IDC-USA Adds Brewer Machine & Gear to Marketplace (March 29, 2018)
Known as the “original” line of universal tensioners, idlers, and positioners, Brewer Machine & Gear Co. was the first ...

604 B&R Automation Software Simplifies Management of Machine Variants (April 9, 2018)
Modular applications can now be implemented even more easily. B&R's new software component, mapp IO, makes it possible to add I/O...

605 JW Winco Offers Gear Lever Handles (March 21, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc. now offers GN 310 Steel and Stainless Steel Gear Lever Handles, available in inch as well as metric sizes. Both versions o...

606 Stafford Introduces Large Bore Shaft Components for Heavy Duty Vehicles (March 19, 2018)
A line of large bore shaft collars, couplings, and mounts that are ideal for heavy-duty special purpose commercial and military vehicle...

607 Rexnord Launches 390 Series Chain for Beverage Industry (March 2, 2018)
The Rexnord 390 Series MatTop Chain is designed to optimize tight transfers in the beverage, food, metal container manufacturing and phar...

608 Magnet Applications Names Lundy Business Development Manager (March 12, 2018)
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic technical assemblies to the ...

609 SEPAC and Placid Industries Complete Merger and Integration (June 18, 2018)
SEPAC, an engineering company and manufacturer of motion control products including electromagnetic clutches and brakes, and Placid Ind...

610 Danfoss Appoints Business Development Manager (June 22, 2018)
Danfoss has appointed Justin Thomas as business development manager of its Marine, Oil & Gas business for the company’s Power...

611 Gear Expo Becomes Motion + Power Technology Expo (September 27, 2018)
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, has announced its inaugural event in October 2019. This unique t...

612 H2W Technologies Introduces Closed Loop Linear Stepper Stage (October 1, 2018)
The LSS-016-04-006-01A-ME is one of a new series of low profile linear stepper motor positioning stages that integrates an absolute lin...

613 GWJ Technology Releases Latest Version of GearEngineer Software (September 27, 2018)
GearEngineer is a software program designed for calculating the real 3D tooth form in addition to the dimensioning and load capacity of...

614 KISSsoft Offers 55 Plastics for Sizing Gears (September 26, 2018)
Nowadays, gear units are increasingly being made out of different types of plastic. In many cases, this class of materials is a good alte...

615 Grinding Machines Increase Quality and Productivity at Nixon Gear (September 18, 2018)
Two new grinding machines were recently added to production at Gear Motions’ Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse, NY.The Studer S121 is...

616 Parker Launches New Version of Automation Manager (September 19, 2018)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division North America is pleased to announce the release of the Automation Manager 1.4, an u...

617 Bison Gear Raises More Than $20,000 at Charitable Golf Outing (October 2, 2018)
BisonCares hosted its thirteenth Annual Charitable Golf Outing in St. Charles, IL on Monday, September 17. More than $20,000 was raised...

618 OES High Load, Low Profile XY Stage Features High Resolution and High Repeatability (October 3, 2018)
OES (Optimal-Engineering Systems, Inc.) has added a new, larger, high load, precision  stage to it's extensive line of precisi...

619 Forest City Gear Adds Metal Alloy Analysis to Gear Inspection Capabilities (October 16, 2018)
Forest City Gear can now perform fast, comprehensive analysis and verification of metal alloys for quality assurance and control using ...

620 OES Introduces Compact 100 MM Rotary Stage (October 18, 2018)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) now offers a high precision, low profile, compact motorized rotary stage, the AY110-100-SC. This ...

621 ABM Greiffenberger Releases New Parallel Shaft Gear (October 15, 2018)
The new FGA 172/173 parallel shaft gear from ABM Greiffenberger meets the stringent demands imposed on materials handling facilities in i...

622 Renk AG Offers Intelligent Solutions for Wind Turbines (October 12, 2018)
At WindEnergy 2018 in Hamburg, Renk AG presented two product innovations with the EQ-Gear gearbox and the EQ-Flex couplings. The gearbo...

623 IDC-USA Merges with AD (October 5, 2018)
AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, announced today the merger with IDC-USA, effective January...

624 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen (October 8, 2018)
Pack Expo attendees are invited to visit booth N-5251 for exciting, new-to-the-show demos of the company’s motion technology, inclu...

625 Kollmorgen Presents Motion Solutions at ROBO Business Expo 2018 (September 5, 2018)
Attendees of the 2018 ROBO Business Expo  (September 25-27, in Santa Clara, CA) are invited to visit Booth #505, where Kollmorgen wi...

626 GAM Releases Zero-Backlash Robotic Gearboxes (September 4, 2018)
GAM announces the release of the new GPL zero-backlash planetary gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for h...

627 Forest City Gear Expands Quality Capabilities with Digital Magnification Technology (July 17, 2018)
Forest City Gear has added an EVO Cam advanced full-HD digital microscope to its Quality Assurance Lab to greatly speed and simplify the ...

628 Nord Expands Helical Worm Gear Line (July 20, 2018)
Manufacturers across a several industries will benefit from Nord Drivesystem’s newest helical-worm gear unit. The redesigned two-st...

629 Exsys Tool Expands Planetary Gearbox Range (July 11, 2018)
Exsys Tool, Inc. has expanded its line of Eppinger high-precision industrial gearboxes to include planetary-type gearboxes. The planeta...

630 Gearing Solutions Yaw Drives Offer Efficient Power-to-Weight Ratios (June 28, 2018)
Using unique roller gear technology, Gearing Solutions wind turbine Yaw Drives have an unparalleled power to weight ratio, achieving grea...

631 Portescap Ultra EC Motors Offer High Torque in Compact Package (June 26, 2018)
Portescap will be offering 2 more new length sizes under its ECT range of Ultra EC Brushless Slotless motors: the 35 mm 22ECT35 and the...

632 Igus Introduces Bearing Drylin W Exchange for Linear System (June 27, 2018)
Igus has introduced a new bearing, drylin W Exchange, for its drylin W linear system in which the liner can be replaced directly on the...

633 KISSsoft Implements Bevel and Hypoid Gear Calculations (July 26, 2018)
In the ISO Committee, the scuffing load capacity calculation for bevel and hypoid gears is currently in draft form, and has been implemen...

634 Meritor Acquires AA Gear & Manufacturing (August 1, 2018)
Meritor, Inc. has recently acquired substantially all of the assets of AA Gear & Manufacturing, Inc. (“AAG”) and its subs...

635 KISSsoft Offers Exact 3D Gear Models (August 23, 2018)
The manufacturing of complex workpieces, such as gears on five-axis milling machines, has increasingly established itself as an alternati...

636 Gear Motions Announces New Director of Operations and Corporate Controller (August 30, 2018)
Gear Motions announces long-time employee Dan Bartelli has been promoted to director of operations of Nixon Gear, and Anna Pastore has be...

637 Carlyle Johnson Acquires Regent Controls (August 16, 2018)
The Carlyle Johnson Machine Company, a manufacturer of industrial clutches and brakes, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Regent C...

638 Belden Universal Appoints General Manager (August 15, 2018)
Belden Universal, a manufacturer of highly specialized universal joints and drive shafts, has announced the appointment of Nick Sainati a...

639 Intellidrives ServoBelt Stage Offers Low Profile Robust Design (August 15, 2018)
Intellidrives ServoBelt Rotary Stage offers an economical solution for a variety of light and medium-duty rotary motion applications. It ...

640 Ogura Expands Hydrogen Pump for Fuel Cell Applications (July 1, 2019)
Ogura is continuing to broaden its line of hydrogen recirculation pumps used in fuel cells. As the number of fuel cell requirements conti...

641 JW Winco Offers Steel and Stainless Steel Spring Plungers, Nose Pin with Sealing Ring (July 26, 2019)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, now has available GN 616.1 Steel and Stai...

642 Advanced Machine Reliability Resources Merges with Generation Systems (June 29, 2020)
Advanced Machine Reliability Resources (AMRRI) and Generation Systems Inc. (GSI), creator of Lube-It management software, two of the most...

643 Dana Makes Changes to Off-Highway Leadership Team (July 1, 2020)
Dana Incorporated has made recent changes in the company’s off-highway leadership team.Jeroen Decleer has been named vice president...

644 Zero-Max Offers IP65 Rated Crown Right Angle Gear Drives (June 26, 2020)
Tested and certified by an independent laboratory, the IP65 Rated models feature a nickel plated housing for corrosion protection and are...

645 Firgelli Automations Offers Smart Controller for Linear Actuators (June 24, 2020)
Firgelli Automations recently introduced its new Smart Synchronous Controller for linear actuators. Feedback Linear Actuators are used ex...

646 Neugart Extends Planetary Gearbox Series (June 18, 2020)
Neugart is extending its portfolio of planetary gearboxes, especially for rack and pinion drives, with an additional option for a fitted ...

647 SKF Expands Ball Bearing Range (June 22, 2020)
The new UC 300 ball bearing units from SKF are interchangeable with all JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) housings. The introduction of...

648 Eaton's Vehicle Group Leverages Industry 4.0 Technology During Pandemic (July 7, 2020)
Eaton recently announced its Vehicle Group has been leveraging advanced Industry 4.0 technology to help its global operations safely navi...

649 NORD Offers MaxxDrive XT Series Right-Angle Gear Units (July 8, 2020)
NORD provides robust industrial gear units that are characterized by very high power density, quiet operation, and top reliability. The m...

650 Moticont Introduces Open Aperture Voice Coil Stage (July 21, 2020)
Moticont has introduced the HCDS-051-051 Series of eight Linear Open Aperture Voice Coil Stages. These compact open aperture stages have ...

651 FVA Offers Basics of Gearbox Design Online Seminar (July 27, 2020)
FVA GmbH presents a live online seminar on "Basics of Gearbox Design: Requirements, Concept and Design," on November 13, 2020 f...

652 THK Caged Ball Screw Enables High-Speed, Compact Machine Designs (July 16, 2020)
THK’s new Type SDA-V/SDAN-V Caged Ball Screw is engineered to enable the development of high-speed, compact machine designs.Featuri...

653 McKernin Joins Milan's Machining & Manufacturing as Gear Sales Director (July 15, 2020)
Milan's Machining & Manufacturing Co Inc. welcomes Michael McKernin as the gear sales director. With 35 years in the gear industr...

654 GWJ Technology Offers Enhanced Calculation of Cylindrical Gears (July 14, 2020)
GWJ Technology GmbH from Germany has updated the calculation module for cylindrical gears in its web-based software solution eAssistant.I...

655 AGMA Offers Gearing Courses on Virtual Platform (July 14, 2020)
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) converted six classes — that normally occur face-to-face — into online, li...

656 SKF Extends Capability of Enlight ProCollect for Lubrication Management (June 15, 2020)
SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrica...

657 Global Gear Appoints New President (June 8, 2020)
Harshad Gujarathi has been named president of Global Gear of Downers Grove, IL, effective June 1. Gujarathi will take over for Cory Ooyen...

658 Tsubaki Chain Solves Manufacturing Challenge at Pulp and Paper Plant (April 14, 2020)
From the chipper to the roll, producing paper is a continuous process. For plant managers tasked with managing capital expenditure, somet...

659 Siemens Offers Sinumerik 828D CNC Through Fast Package Program (April 16, 2020)
To offer a fast solution to US-based machine tool builders, system integrators and retrofitters, Siemens is stocking typical system packa...

660 Physik Instrumente Offers Webinar on Intelligent Positioning in Photonics (April 7, 2020)
In Silicon Photonics and other precision optical fields, production quantities have exponentiated and competition has intensified over th...

661 Full Version of FVA-Workbench Software Available Free of Charge (April 3, 2020)
This is an unprecedented situation. Travel restrictions and working from home shape our daily routine. The length and impact of the pande...

662 Klingelnberg Offers Latest Metrology Solutions (March 17, 2020)
For decades, users in a broad array of industries have relied on Klingelnberg’s proven measuring technology, which replaces up to s...

663 AGMA Releases Standard for Wind Turbine Gearboxes (March 20, 2020)
The AGMA Technical Division is pleased to announce the publication of the following new AGMA publication: ANSI/AGMA 6006-B20, Standard fo...

664 GAM Introduces GSL Robotic Strain Wave Gearboxes (April 30, 2020)
GAM announces the release of the new GSL series of strain wave gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide zero-backlash and high torque in a sm...

665 KISSsoft Implements ISO 6336 Changes (May 6, 2020)
ISO 6336 is the most important standard for the strength calculation of cylindrical gears. Parts 1 (principles, general influence facto...

666 GWJ Technology Offers Detailed Online Calculation of Plastic Gears (May 26, 2020)
GWJ Technology has updated its web-based calculation software eAssistant. The calculation of plastic gears is now available.In addition t...

667 Intellidrives Offers Large Hollow Shaft Rotary Actuator (June 1, 2020)
The hollow shaft rotary table is integrated with a high rigidity cross-roller bearing. This structure improves permissible thrust load an...

668 KML Stand-Out Mounted Bearings Offer Sanitation Protection to Food and Beverage Applications (May 22, 2020)
KML Bearing USA meets the need for greater sanitation in food and beverage manufacturing with its Stand-Out Mounted Bearings that incorpo...

669 Siemens Expands ODB Data Exchange Format (May 20, 2020)
Siemens has announced the expansion of its ODB++ language intelligent, single data-structure for transferring PCB designs into fabricatio...

670 Regal Launches Perceptiv Intelligence (May 8, 2020)
Regal Beloit Corporation recently announced the launch of Regal Perceptiv intelligence.Regal Perceptiv intelligence is a new way of using...

671 Guillermo Morales-Espejel Appointed Imperial College Visiting Professor (May 13, 2020)
Guillermo E. Morales-Espejel, principal scientist, SKF Research and Technology Development, has been awarded an honorary professorship by...

672 Marsh Bellofram Announces Management Hires (July 28, 2020)
The Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies announces two new hires to managerial positions. Mark Ambrose is the new regional sales manager of...

673 Intellidrives Offers ServoBelt Rotary Stage (July 28, 2020)
ServoBelt Rotary Stage from Intellidrives offers an economical solution for a variety of light and medium-duty rotary motion applications...

674 Kollmorgen Offers Compact, Low-Cost R2 Rodless Actuator Series (October 5, 2020)
Kollmorgen’s R2A rodless actuators offer smooth operation with a low-friction carriage bearing design available in belt drive model...

675 Intellidrives Introduces Next Generation of Motion Controls and Automation (October 9, 2020)
Intellidrives offers IMAC VISUAL for the next generation of motion controls and automation. With a drag-and-drop, visual blocks based pro...

676 SEW Eurodrive Sets New Standard for Industrial Gear Unit Delivery Times (October 1, 2020)
With the ATO5 program for shortened delivery times, SEW Eurodrive can now deliver industrial gear units of the X and P series even faster...

677 Voith Implements BeltGenius ERIC System (September 29, 2020)
The mining industry is facing serious challenges, including declining ore concentrations, harsh weather conditions at remote locations an...

678 Klingelnberg Participates in Bearing World this October (September 24, 2020)
The international rolling and plain bearing conference Bearing World for "Industrial research and science in dialogue with the appli...

679 Regal Extends HERA Right Angle Gear Drive Series (September 28, 2020)
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced a line extension of the Hub City SS (stainless steel) HERA High Efficiency Right Angle Gear Drive....

680 Siemens One Dynamics Offers Powerful Technology Package for Motion Control (October 16, 2020)
With the software version NCU-SW 6.14, Siemens is launching three technology packages exclusively for the CNC Sinumerik One. The Sinumeri...

681 EUROTRANS Offers Gear Week Online Training Seminars (October 28, 2020)
EUROTRANS continuously works together with world-class experts to create training opportunities. For 2020, EUROTRANS Gear Training will b...

682 C-B Gear & Machine Expands Capability with 5-Axis Milling (November 19, 2020)
C-B Gear & Machine has expanded its precision milling capability with the addition of a new DMG MORI DMU 210P2 5-axis milling center....

683 Klingelnberg Nominated for German Innovation Award 2021 (November 24, 2020)
Klingelnberg has been nominated for the German Innovation Award 2021 with its “Done-in-One – Complete Measurement in a Single...

684 Forest City Gear Expands Threaded Wheel Grinding Capabilities (November 17, 2020)
Forest City Gear now can perform hard fine finishing of larger diameter cylindrical gears faster and more efficiently in higher volumes w...

685 International Conference on Gears 2021 Extends Call for Papers Deadline (November 16, 2020)
VDI/FZG Conference on Gears 2021 has extended its call for papers deadline. Abstracts for the International Conference on Gears can be ha...

686 Bearing World Produces Numerous Highlights for Klingelnberg (October 29, 2020)
This year’s Bearing World exhibition took place for the first time as a virtual event from October 19-23 2020. Virtual event organi...

687 SKF and Imperial College London Extend R&D Partnership (November 10, 2020)
SKF, founded in 1907 and Imperial College London, involved in tribology research since 1948, are extending their R&D partnership. The...

688 Intellidrives Offers Large Aperture Precision Rotary Servo Tables (September 22, 2020)
Intellidrives has released large aperture precision rotary servo tables.Common applications include semiconductor wafer manufacturing, si...

689 Poggi Collaborates with University of Bologna on Right Angle Gearbox Test Bench (September 22, 2020)
In collaboration with the University of Bologna, Poggi trasmissioni meccaniche s.p.a. has designed an innovative test bench that will all...

690 GWJ Technology Extends Calculation of Planetary Gear Stages (August 17, 2020)
GWJ Technology has released an updated version of the planetary gear module within the software eAssistant.The calculation module for pla...

691 Marsh Bellofram Releases ATC 365C Long-Ranger (August 27, 2020)
For process automation and control with a wide range of possible intervals, the ATC 365C Long-Ranger Computing Timer is the latest genera...

692 OES Introduces Motorized Yaw-Pitch Stages (August 14, 2020)
OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has introduced new Dual-axis Yaw and Pitch Stages. The YP100-45-01 and YP100-45-02 Dual-axis Yaw ...

693 Sulzer Replaces Large Motor on Oil Production Vessel (August 12, 2020)
The business of offshore oil and gas extraction is beset with challenges, not least maintaining productivity and reliability in a harsh w...

694 NORD Releases Hollow Socket Shaft Design for Gear Units (July 30, 2020)
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS introduces a new hollow socket shaft design for NORDBLOC.1 single-reduction gear units. This cutting-edge shaft design ...

695 Continental Partners with CoxReels on Hose Management Solution (July 31, 2020)
Continental, has partnered with Tempe, Arizona-based CoxReels to provide premium air and water hose to its customers with a first-class i...

696 Fairlane Gear Joins AGMA (August 28, 2020)
Fairlane Gear has joined AGMA as a new member. Located in Canton, Michigan, Fairlane Gear has been producing finished gear and spline pro...

697 Bosch Rexroth Announces Management Changes (August 31, 2020)
Paul Cooke, president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth North America, based in Charlotte, NC, USA, will retire on December 31, 2020 after 38 year...

698 Sulzer Turbine Inspection Keeps Components Running for Indonesian Geothermal Plant (September 16, 2020)
Electricity powers both domestic and industrial life and there is more and more pressure to increase the amount of power generated throug...

699 NORD Offers MAXXDRIVE XT Gear Units for Conveyor Applications (September 21, 2020)
Two-stage MAXXDRIVE XT right-angle gear units from NORD are ideal for belt conveyor systems in heavy-duty applications such as the bulk m...

700 ABB Names New President of US Motors and Generators Division (September 14, 2020)
ABB's Motors and Generators division has named Jesse Henson president of their US business. Henson, who has been with the compan...

701 Sulzer Offers Condition Monitoring Advantages with Sulzer Sense (September 11, 2020)
Industrial customers require insights into the behavior of their assets to proactively plan maintenance across their production facilitie...

702 DCS Hosts Gear Simulation Modeling Webinar (September 2, 2020)
Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) is hosting a webinar to demonstrate how to simulate gear assemblies in 3D tolerance analysis software. ...

703 Nixon Gear Celebrates 100 Years in Business (September 3, 2020)
Nixon Gear, a division of Gear Motions Inc. located in Syracuse, NY, is celebrating 100 years in business this year.The company was found...

704 Tsubakimoto Offers Full Range of Sprockets (March 16, 2020)
Tsubakimoto offers a full range of sprockets, all available from stock, for the European market. The line-up includes products manufactur...

705 GWJ Offers Latest Version of SystemManager (March 11, 2020)
The new SystemManager version - an extension of the standard calculation software eAssistant and TBK - allows users to create shaft geome...

706 Gear Motions Announces Personnel Changes (October 2, 2019)
Gear Motions announces the promotion of Brittany McVea Dankiw to manufacturing engineer, and the new hire of Kris Gardner as customer ser...

707 Sulzer Releases Latest XJ Pump Range (October 7, 2019)
In 2012, Sulzer introduced the XJ series of submersible dewatering pumps with hydraulic performance, increased wear resistance and high-e...

708 Miki Pulley BXW Spring Actuated Brakes Provide Long-Term Performance Advantages (October 2, 2019)
Miki Pulley’s BXW Spring Actuated Electromagnetic Brakes provide reliable dynamic braking when the power is disengaged and excellen...

709 Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Develops A New Generation of Conductive Seals (September 30, 2019)
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is developing a new generation of conductive seals designed to ensure a durable electrical connection ...

710 TLT-Turbo Offers Next Generation of Mechanical Vapor Recompression Fans (September 24, 2019)
TLT-Turbo GmbH, a global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, has launched a new range of mechanical vapor recompression fans, with...

711 Pack Expo Recap: NORD Gear (September 26, 2019)
Here are some product highlights from NORD during the recent Pack Expo in Las Vegas: NORD presented the new SK 871.1, SK 971.1, and ...

712 Maxon Hires Business Development Manager for Parvalux (October 9, 2019)
Maxon Group of Taunton, MA has hired John Uzzolino to head up the business development activities for the Parvalux product line in the Un...

713 KISSsoft Introduces Double Planetary Stage Calculations (October 11, 2019)
Today, various types of planetary gearboxes are increasingly being used in the hybridization of drivetrains. Since the KISSsoft Release 2...

714 Cloyes Gear Maintains Manufacturing Excellence with Arkansas Plant Purchase (October 31, 2019)
After opening its Paris, Ark., manufacturing plant in 1963, Cloyes Gear and Products announced it has successfully regained ownership of ...

715 Zero-Max Schmidt Offset Couplings Offer Dynamic Misalignment Changes (November 1, 2019)
Zero-Max Schmidt Offset Couplings provide machine designers with a proven method to ensure machines operate with constant phase accuracy ...

716 Forest City Gear Hires New Director of Sales (October 29, 2019)
Forest City Gear has hired Brad Lindmark as director of sales to help meet the growing demands of its wide and diverse customer base thro...

717 H2W Technologies Offers Single-Piece Extrusion Stage (October 28, 2019)
The DRS-206-05-012-01-EX dual rail positioning stage is ideal for applications that require long travel distances. It uses a cog-free bru...

718 JW Winco Offers Specialty Hinges (October 22, 2019)
JW Winco has released hinge GN 237.3, a compact, heavy-duty hinge of stainless steel. With a 180° range of motion, these hinges can s...

719 Voith Highlights Hydraulic Equipment at Blechexpo 2019 in Germany (October 23, 2019)
Voith will be presenting self-contained hydraulic axis, systems and components for the sheet metal working industry at Blechexpo 2019, fr...

720 Timken Acquires BEKA Lubrication in Germany (September 19, 2019)
The Timken Company has reached an agreement to acquire BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication system...

721 Beckhoff Automation Hires Packaging Industry Manager (September 18, 2019)
Beckhoff Automation LLC hired Mark Ruberg as packaging industry manager to further strengthen its presence among U.S. packaging and proce...

722 KISSsoft Sharing Knowledge in Second Half of 2019 (August 1, 2019)
In the second half of 2019, KISSsoft will offer numerous opportunities to deepen your knowledge of the company's products and technol...

723 NORD Extends Line of Single-Stage Helical Gear Units (August 6, 2019)
NORD Gear Corporation has announced the addition of three single-stage gear units to its NORDBLOC.1 line. The new SK 871.1, SK 971.1...

724 OES Releases Z-Axis Elevator Stages (July 31, 2019)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has released two new high precision Z-Axis Elevator Stages.  The AZV9010 and the AZV9020 Mot...

725 Bonfiglioli and Schaeffler Collaborate on Wind Turbine Gear Drives (July 30, 2019)
A compact Industry 4.0 solution package for wind turbine azimuth drives is the result of a long-term development partnership between Bo...

726 Zero-Max Gearboxes Provide High Torsional Stiffness Using CD Couplings (July 29, 2019)
Flanged gearboxes are ideally suited for CD Couplings from Zero-Max. They provide high torsional stiffness in precision applications with...

727 NORD Gear Offers Broad Range of Service and Support Options (July 29, 2019)
One of the hallmarks of exceptional customer service is ensuring someone in the organization is available 24 hours a day, seven days a we...

728 Victrex Awarded Automotive Standard for Manufacture of Gears (August 9, 2019)
Victrex has achieved a new milestone for its automotive offerings. Its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, USA, has rec...

729 Opto 22 Responds to URGENT/11 Inquiries (August 15, 2019)
The recent announcement of security vulnerabilities discovered in the Wind River VxWorks IPnet TCP/IP stack has prompted questions from O...

730 Mike McKernin Joins United Stars, Inc. as Gear Group Sales and Marketing Director (September 16, 2019)
United Stars, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Michael McKernin as the gear group sales and marketing director. With 35 years i...

731 Motion + Power Technology Expo Preview: Gear Motions (September 17, 2019)
Gear Motions will exhibit at the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), Oct. 15-17, 2019, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. Dur...

732 Robo Business Expo 2019: Kollmorgen (September 9, 2019)
Kollmorgen invites attendees of the 2019 ROBO Business Expo (October 1-3, in Santa Clara, CA) to visit  Booth #519, where the compan...

733 KISSsoft Offers Bevel Gear Calculation (September 5, 2019)
Calculation of scuffing for bevel and hypoid gears has been enhanced in KISSsoft Release 2019 (module ZC2, ZC9) according to the current ...

734 Kollmorgen Releases Latest Version of Motioneering (August 19, 2019)
Kollmorgen has introduced the next generation of Motioneering, the company’s innovative servo sizing tool. Motineering was introduc...

735 KISSsoft Offers Contact Analysis (LTCA) of Asymmetric Gears (August 26, 2019)
KISSsoft now also offers contact analysis for asymmetric gears according to Langheinrich's dissertation (module ZA38). This allows, i...

736 Hy-Tech Acquires Both Blaz-Man Gear and Gear Products and Manufacturing (November 1, 2019)
Hy-Tech Engineered Solutions is pleased to announce the acquisition of Blaz-Man Gear and Gear Products & Manufacturing; both Chicago ...

737 ABB Ability Smart Sensors Provides Condition Monitoring for Gear Reducers (November 7, 2019)
ABB Ability Smart Sensors provide wireless condition monitoring for Dodge gear reducers delivering information that can prevent unexpecte...

738 NORD Offers Extruder Flange Options for Maxxdrive (February 13, 2020)
Manufacturers in the plastics and rubber processing industries appreciate the long service life, low maintenance, and energy efficiency o...

739 Kollmorgen 2G Motion System Offers Single-Source Solutions (February 14, 2020)
Kollmorgen announces the 2G Motion System, a servo solution based on the latest thinking about single-source, systems-based design. The 2...

740 Regal Beloit Worm Gear Reducer Receives IP69K Certification (February 12, 2020)
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced that its Grove Gear Stainless Steel Worm Gear Reducer has achieved third party IP69K certification...

741 Stagnoli Offers Plastic Gearing for High Performance Applications (February 11, 2020)
The request for higher performance solutions intensifies metal replacement activity in many fields like automotive, medical, aerospace,...

742 Forest City Gear Adds Finish Grinding Capacity (February 4, 2020)
Forest City Gear has expanded its capacity for very high precision finish grinding of external, internal, straight and helical gears and ...

743 Dana Opens Gearbox Repair and Service Center in Slidell, Louisiana (February 5, 2020)
Dana Incorporated has announced that it has opened the doors to a nearly 32,000 square-foot (3,000 square-meter) facility in Slidell, Lou...

744 Intellidrives Offers Large Area Travel XY Gantry Systems (February 18, 2020)
Intellidrives new Syncronized XY Gantries BEMAE Series are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 1,500 x 1,500 mm. BEMAE Gantry S...

745 Brother Gearmotors to Exhibit Technologies at MODEX 2020 (February 20, 2020)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

746 SMT Presents Cylindrical Gear Rating in MASTA Webinar (March 3, 2020)
SMT will present its second webinar of 2020 on March 5th. This webinar will look at ISO 6336:2019 Cylindrical Gear Rating in MASTA. This ...

747 Bellofram Elastomeric Division Hires Two Regional Sales Managers (March 5, 2020)
Bellofram Elastomeric Division, which makes and markets products as Bellofram Silicones and Bellofram Diaphragm, is responding to recent ...

748 Intellidrives Offers Miniature Rotary Servo Stages (March 3, 2020)
Intellidrives offers miniature rotary servo stages with a direct drive motor, 1 arc-sec resolution, a speed of 1,000 rpm and load of 3 Kg...

749 Sulzer Solves Wind Turbine Maintenance Challenges (February 26, 2020)
In most cases, when a wind farm is built and handed over to the operator there is a contract that requires the operator to use the origin...

750 Bodine Electric Offers Variety of Gearmotors for Packaging Applications (February 25, 2020)
Bodine Electric Company has decades of experience with supplying rugged, high-performance gearmotor solutions to many OEMs in the packagi...

751 NORD Set to Demonstrate Intelligent Solutions at MODEX (February 26, 2020)
Supply chain efficiencies are powered by NORD´s high-performance drive systems LOGIDRIVE by NORD provides a complete energy-efficie...

752 AGMA Releases Publication on Cylindrical Involute Gearing (January 31, 2020)
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the release of ANSI/AGMA 2002-D19, Tooth Thickness and Backlash Measurement of Cylindrical...

753 SMT Offers Cylindrical Gear Microgeometry Webinar (January 29, 2020)
Join SMT for the company's first webinar of 2020. This webinar will look at Cylindrical Gear Microgeometry in MASTA, covering a range...

754 Faulhaber GPT Gearhead Family Offers New Levels of Torque and Speed (December 19, 2019)
The new metal GPT planetary gearhead family from Faulhaber is characterized by its compact dimensions, high torque and very fine graduati...

755 R+W Introduces Intelligent Couplings for Process Reliability (December 20, 2019)
Accurate measurement of torque and other parameters can be a challenge in machinery applications, as measurements taken at the drive and ...

756 Dana Introduces Range of Jack-up Gearboxes for Offshore Applications (December 10, 2019)
Dana Incorporated has announced the introduction of a complete range of Fairfield jack-up gearboxes for offshore applications, as well as...

757 KISSsoft Offers Crossed Helical Gear with Rack Option (November 21, 2019)
In vehicles, the transmission from the steering wheel to the wheels is often carried out by a rack and pinion drive. In standard industri...

758 Forest City Gear Expands Gear Shaping Capacity (November 12, 2019)
Forest City Gear has expanded its capacity for the shaping of high precision internal and external gears with the addition of the latest ...

759 Intellidrives Expands Large Open Center Stage Series (November 13, 2019)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

760 AD and SafetyNetwork Announce Intent to Merge in 2020 (December 30, 2019)
As part of AD’s commitment to ensuring a strong future for independent distributors, AD and SafetyNetwork announced that the organi...

761 Metal Exchange Corporation Announces Growth Strategy (January 9, 2020)
Metal Exchange Corporation is pleased to announce that Vijay Natarajan, global business manager, has been promoted to executive vice pres...

762 KISSsoft Offers Multiple Solutions for Gearbox Software (January 22, 2020)
Whether a gearbox is to be produced in-house or outsourced is still a central question for many companies. To make the right and quick de...

763 IPPE Preview: NORD Gear (January 24, 2020)
NORD Gear Corporation will showcase a variety of its solutions for the poultry industry at the International Production & Processing ...

764 AGMA Releases Publication on Lubrication of Industrial Gear Drives (January 20, 2020)
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the release of AGMA ISO 18792-A19, Lubrication of industrial gear drives. Gear lubric...

765 Timken Expands Manufacturing Capability of Southeast Regional Gear Repair Facility (January 17, 2020)
The Timken Company has announced that renovations are complete and new services operational at the Philadelphia Gear Southeast Regional g...

766 Sumitomo Acquires Luftex Gears (January 10, 2020)
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America (SMA), one of the nation’s leading industrial gearbox manufacturers, is pleased to announce the...

767 Intellidrives Open Center XY Stages Meet Unique Industry Needs (February 8, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

768 Marsh Bellofram Announces Flame Management Division (February 6, 2018)
The Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies has announced the creation of its new BelGAS FM (Flame Management) division, further divers...

769 Brother Gearmotors Launches New Website (April 8, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

770 Martin Sprocket & Gear Compiles Gear Drive Troubleshooting Tips (April 11, 2016)
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. has compiled some quick troubleshooting tips with some common causes and solutions for gear drive probl...

771 Motion Industries Launches Bearings Knowledge Website (April 5, 2016)
Motion Industries recently announced the launch of its new knowledge website: www.Bearings.com. Designed as an information hub, Bearings....

772 Stafford Offers Large Bore Shaft Collars for Heavy Equipment (April 4, 2016)
A full line of mechanical components for large cranes, conveyors and equip-ment in the bulk processing, pulp and paper, and other heavy i...

773 DMDII Announces First 2016 Project Call for Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise and Intelligent Machines (March 29, 2016)
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced the release of its first 2016...

774 Haydon Kerk WGS Stages Improve Load Stability (March 31, 2016)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a recognized leader in linear and rotary motion solutions, has announced the release of its new line of WGS...

775 Oilgear Exhibits Pump Packages at Bauma 2016 (April 13, 2016)
With almost 100 years of manufacturing expertise, Oilgear products are well known for offering reliable performance in some of the harshe...

776 Drive Lines Examines Advantages of Planetary Gearheads (April 18, 2016)
Machinery and systems such as robots, packaging machines, pick and place units, tool changers in machine tools, printing presses and weld...

777 Forest City Gear Expands High Volume Gear Production Capabilities (May 2, 2016)
Forest City Gear has expanded its high volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 Gear Grinding Machine ...

778 Brevini Gear Systems Focuses on Waste Reduction (May 3, 2016)
Brevini Gear Systems (BGS) has reduced its environmental impact through a waste disposal program that will help it achieve a ‘zero-...

779 Klüber Participates in Open Gear Lubrication Panel Discussion (April 28, 2016)
Klüber Lubrication will showcase its specialty lubricants in Booth #409 during the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Dallas, Texas,...

780 Santasalo Launches AMF Gear Series at CIM Convention (April 27, 2016)
Santasalo will present the recently launched AMF gear series at the upcoming CIM Convention in Vancouver, BC from May 1-3 2016.  Aft...

781 Kollmorgen PCMM Motion Controller Meets a Broad Range of OEM Requirements (April 20, 2016)
Kollmorgen introduces the Programmable Controller Multi-axis Master (PCMM), a powerful new motion controller that meets a broad range of ...

782 Bison Gear Announces Personnel Changes (April 26, 2016)
In a move to strengthen their independent board as they continue to further diversify their product and service capabilities, Bison is pl...

783 Aerotech Offers Nanopositioning Stages for Extreme Precision Requirements (March 28, 2016)
Aerotech has introduced a series of Z-axis piezo nanopositioning stages for extreme precision research and industrial requirements. The n...

784 KISSsoft Offers Strength Analysis for Cylindrical Gears (March 24, 2016)
The strength calculation method specified in Lloyd's Register:2013 has now been implemented. This specific standard for ships is now ...

785 Timken Awards College Scholarships to Sons and Daughters of Timken Associates (February 24, 2016)
The Timken Company recently awarded college scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 12 locations around the world. ...

786 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Calculation Courses (February 26, 2016)
KISSsoft software includes internationally recognized calculation standards and various design and optimization options, based on the exp...

787 Ametek Promotes Malone to Regional Sales Manager (February 22, 2016)
Ametek Solidstate Controls (SCI), a leader in highly customized uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), has promoted Daryl Malone, a 20-yea...

788 Stafford Shaft Collars and Flange Mounts Offer Design Flexibility (February 18, 2016)
A line of heavy-duty steel shaft collars and flange mounts that can be modified for demanding industrial, processin...

789 Brother Gearmotors to Launch Conveyor Series Product Line (February 12, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

790 Gear Motions Names New Vice President (February 16, 2016)
Gear Motions, a leading precision gear manufacturer, has named Paul Andruszko vice president of its Buffalo, New York, operations, which ...

791 Santasalo Launches Vertical Mounted Gear Units (February 29, 2016)
Santasalo is pleased to announce the launch of the AMF vertical mounted gear unit series.  The AMF is purpose-built for the most dem...

792 Force Control Hazardous Brakes Provide Longer Service Life (March 3, 2016)
New MagnaShearT hazardous duty brakes from Force Control Industries, which employ oil shear technology to provide longer service life wit...

793 Nord Gear Offers Custom Components Without Added Lead Time (March 18, 2016)
A fully equipped machine shop with highly trained machinists allows for Nord Gear Corporation; manufacturer of speed reducers, electric m...

794 Regal Power Transmission Offers Pump Drives, Bearings and Gear Reducers at AGG1 (March 21, 2016)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions introduces its new Durst modular hydraulic pump drive in Booth 1230 at AGG1, along with exhibits and d...

795 Ametek Promotes Regan to Regional Sales Manager (March 10, 2016)
Ametek Solidstate Controls, Inc. (SCI) has promoted Tim Regan, a 30-year manufacturing industry veteran, to regional sales manager. He no...

796 Mitsubishi Electric Robot at the Cutting Edge of Cake Slicing (March 8, 2016)
When automation OEM Newtech looked to design a new ultrasonic cutting machine for the bakery industry, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric f...

797 GAM Introduces SPH Flange Planetary Gearbox (March 4, 2016)
GAM, a manufacturer of high precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits, introduces the SPH Flange planetary gearb...

798 KISSsoft USA Hires Engineering Manager (March 8, 2016)
KISSsoft USA, LLC recently announced that Ty Warner has joined the company as engineering manager. Warner is a licensed professional engi...

799 Gearbox Express Opens 75,000-Square-Foot Wisconsin Facility (May 9, 2016)
Gearbox Express (GBX) recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new 75,000-square-foot facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. &qu...

800 Boston Gear Introduces Gearbox Video Series (May 12, 2016)
A series of informative Boston Gear speed reducer videos have been produced to help reduce gearbox failures and premature wear. Topics in...

801 Bison Offers Integral HP Reducers and Gearmotors (July 20, 2016)
Bison now carries a full line of integral horsepower reducers and gearmotors that range in power from 1 - 5 hp. This new line of products...

802 Schafer Industries Acquires Custom Gear and Machine (July 22, 2016)
Effective July 1, 2016, Schafer Industries, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schafer Gear Works Rockford, LLC, acquired the ass...

803 Drive Lines Servo Gearboxes Offer Versatility for Critical Applications (July 15, 2016)
Servo gearboxes are likely to be specified in an incredibly wide range of applications, from packaging machines to robots, medical equipm...

804 Gearing Solutions Expands Gearhead Line (July 13, 2016)
Gearing Solutions announces the expansion of its GHP-series single, double and triple stage NEMA Gearheads.  The expanded sizes of t...

805 Klüber Gear Oils Provide Improved Component Reliability (July 12, 2016)
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, provides high-performance gear oils that are based on high-gra...

806 H2W Technologies Introduces New Series of Linear Positioning Stages (July 12, 2016)
The LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M is a new series of low profile linear stepper XY positioning stages that integrate an absolute linear encoder...

807 Fenner Drives Introduces 3V and 5V Wedge Link Belts (July 26, 2016)
Combining excellent service and long life with exceptional inventory control, the new Wedge Link Belting from Fenner Drives yield major a...

808 SEPAC Designs Thin Spring-Engaged Brake (July 28, 2016)
SEPAC designed the Thin Spring-Engaged Brake (TSEB) to provide OEMs with a thin body high-performance/low-cost spring engaged power off b...

809 Force Control Posidyne Clutch Brakes Reduce Motor Shaft and Keyway Damage (August 12, 2016)
Posidyne long coupled C-Face clutch brakes from Force Control Industries are an excellent option for high cycle (50 to 300 CPM) applicati...

810 Nord Gear Assembles Industrial Gear Drives in Wisconsin (August 16, 2016)
Nord Gear Corporation is now assembling its line of Maxxdrive large industrial gear drives at the Waunakee, Wisconsin plant. With a build...

811 Baldor Names Waite Motor Product Management Director (August 11, 2016)
Baldor Electric Co. recently named Ryan Waite director of motor product management for its global NEMA motor business. Waite is responsib...

812 Kollmorgen Offers New Automation and Motion Control Catalog (August 8, 2016)
Kollmorgen’s new Automation and Motion Control catalog details the features, benefits and specifications of the company’s com...

813 ICP Speaks to NACD Members on Today's Hiring and Recruiting Challenges (July 29, 2016)
Responding to a request from the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) to help member companies with their hiring challeng...

814 MINExpo Preview: Stiebel-Getriebebau GmbH (August 5, 2016)
Stiebel-Getriebebau has developed advanced pump drives which combine an improved energy balance, greater flexibility and performance. Vis...

815 Winsmith Offers Interchangeable Stainless Steel Conveyor Drives (July 8, 2016)
Winsmith Inc. has announced the availability of its new and improved stainless steel conveyor drives. Recently developed and now proven i...

816 J.W. Winco's Steel Hinges Resist Tampering (July 6, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced it now offers GN 129.5 Stainless Steel Hinges, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant hinges are used ...

817 Solid Edge ST9 Provides New Cloud Capabilities (May 27, 2016)
The latest release of Siemens’ Solid Edge software (Solid Edge ST9) for mainstream computer-aided design (CAD) provides flexible an...

818 J.W. Winco Bull's Eye Levels Have Mounting Flange (May 31, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. now offers GN 2277 Bulls-Eye Levels with Mounting Flange, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant bull’s-eye le...

819 CeMAT to be Co-Staged with Hannover Messe (May 25, 2016)
CeMAT, the trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with Hannover Messe every two years, starting i...

820 Drive Lines Gearboxes Bring Flexibility to Machine Tools (May 23, 2016)
Whether cutting, boring, grinding or shearing, modern machine tools have to meet what at first sight appear to be conflicting operational...

821 Schafer Industries Hires Global Sourcing Manager (May 17, 2016)
Nick Zizzo has joined Schafer Industries as global sourcing manager. He will oversee the procurement function at all company locations as...

822 Oilgear Expands Variable Displacement Pump Series (May 19, 2016)
A new range of variable displacement pumps has been launched to the EMEA market as a result of a multi-million pound investment made by O...

823 Power Electric Adds Gearing Products (June 1, 2016)
Power Electric announces the formal addition of gearing products to its product offerings. Custom gears are manufactured to application r...

824 David Brown and Santasalo Merge to Serve Growing Gear Customer Base (June 3, 2016)
David Brown and Santasalo merged on June 1st to create David Brown Santasalo. With more than 1,000 employees, seven major manufacturing p...

825 GWJ Technology Offers New Calculation Modules for Cylindrical Gears (June 22, 2016)
GWJ Technology GmbH, a manufacturer of calculation software for machine elements and gearboxes, has upgraded its web-based calculation so...

826 Brother Gearmotors Upgrades Conduit Boxes for Easy Installation (June 28, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

827 AutomationDirect Adds Helical Gearboxes to IronHorse Line (June 21, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motor products now includes helical gearboxes which provide quiet startup and smooth operation...

828 Cortec Dunnage Bags Offer Shipping Protection (June 20, 2016)
The corrosion protection power of Nano VpCI is now available in the form of a dunnage bag. Cor-Pak Dunnage Bags powered by Nano VpCI, (pa...

829 Sprint Electric Presents Range of Digital DC Drives (June 7, 2016)
Sprint Electric presents its extended range of digital DC drives up to 2,250 amps. The drives of the PLX range are ideal for controlling ...

830 ITAMCO's Joel Neidig Receives AGMA 2016 Next Generation Award (June 16, 2016)
Joel Neidig, an engineer and lead technology developer with ITAMCO, has received the 2016 Next Generation Award from the American Gear Ma...

831 Kollmorgen Servo Drive Broadens Range of Power and Fieldbus Options (February 11, 2016)
Kollmorgen’s new 32 kW drive consumes only 576 cm2 of panel space; the smallest drive in the AKD family, at 1 kW, consumes only 99 ...

832 ABB IRBT 2005 Accommodates Rapid Product Changes (February 8, 2016)
ABB has introduced the IRBT 2005, a flexible, compact and modular medium track motion platform for both robots and transfer applications....

833 Excel Gear Forms New Retrofit Division for Repairs and Upgrades of Old Machinery (July 9, 2015)
Excel Gear recently formed a new division of their company, Excel CNC Retrofit LLC, devoted to upgrading and remanufacturing older gear m...

834 Boston Gear 700 Series Speed Reducers Designed for Corrosion Resistance (July 13, 2015)
Catalogued models of Boston Gear’s stainless steel 700 Series speed reducers are now available with standard two-day delivery. Bos...

835 Schaffner EMC Sine Wave Filters Prevent Premature Motor Damage (July 7, 2015)
Schaffner EMC recently introduced a new lineup of Sine Wave filters designed to eliminate premature motor damage caused by high dv/d...

836 FMA and Harper College Partner to Create New Metal Fabrication Lab (July 6, 2015)
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) recently partnered with Harper College for the construction of a new $1.5 million f...

837 Grove Gear LeCentric Expands Line of In-Line Reducers (June 25, 2015)
Grove Gear LeCentric recently expanded its product line of helical in-line reducers for OEM and MRO applications, combining their brand r...

838 Gleason Renames its Plastic Gears Division (June 30, 2015)
Gleason Corporation recently announced a new name for its plastic gears division: Gleason Plastic Gears. The division was formerly k...

839 Amacoil/Uhin Elasto-Ring Washer Reduce Pressure Between U-Clip and Flange (July 21, 2015)
Amacoil/Uhing recently introduced the Elasto-Ring washer for use with U-Clip quick release shaft collars. Elasto-Ring installs by hand wi...

840 Exsys to Showcase New Gearbox Solutions at WESTEC (July 23, 2015)
At WESTEC 2015, Exsys Tool, Inc. will showcase advanced manufacturing technologies in booth 1919. Amongst other products, new gearbox sol...

841 Siemens Combination Motor/Drive Packages Bundled to Fit Individual End-User's Needs (July 31, 2015)
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to sele...

842 Iwis Pin Oven Chains Expand Product Line for Transporting Beverage Cans (August 6, 2015)
For the conveying of thin walled tubular sections, such as beverage cans around the production process, Iwis offers a range of pin oven a...

843 Applied Mechatronics to Service Brother Gearmotors' California Customers (July 31, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors recently entered into an agreement with Applied Mechatronics. Applied Mechatronics will commence servicing much o...

844 MicroE and Applimotion Merge to Become Celera Motion (July 28, 2015)
MicroE and Applimotion recently merged to become Celera Motion. The existing MicroE and Applimotion product brand names and positioning w...

845 Lenze Sponsors Student Project in Coil Winding Challenge (July 23, 2015)
Lenze recently announced its sponsorship of a recent student project involving the Institute for Drive Technology and Power Electronics a...

846 Pittman Motors EC042B Brushless DC Motor Designed as an Economical, High-Performance General Purpose Servo Motor (July 27, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the EC042B brushless DC motor series, its latest DC brushless motor. The high torque density model is...

847 Motion Control Association and Motion & Motor Association Merge to Become MCMA (June 22, 2015)
The Motion Control Association (MCA) and the Motor & Motion Association (SMMA) recently completed a merger that combines the two lead...

848 U.S. Speed Changer, Industrial High-Speed Drive, and Gear Manufacturing Industry Shipment (June 12, 2015)
This latest Speed Changer, Industrial High-Speed Drive, and Gear Manufacturing Industry report provides the most updated market research ...

849 Bonfiglioli Announces New TQK Series Right-Angle Precision Gearbox (April 6, 2015)
Bonfiglioli recently announced the new TQK series -- Right-Angle Precision Gearbox version. This precision gearbox is complementary to th...

850 AKGears Unveils Latest Tooth Root Fillet Optimization Software (April 14, 2015)
AKGears recently introduced the only commercially available tooth root fillet optimization software that defines the tooth root fillet pr...

851 Arrow Gear Appoints Klein VP of Sales and Marketing, Guggenheim VP of Operations (April 1, 2015)
Arrow Gear Company recently announced the appointment of Kerry Klein as vice president of sales and marketing and Mark Guggenheim as vice...

852 OES Offers New XY Alignment Stages (November 30, 2020)
New high resolution and high repeatability AU200-100x100 Alignment Stages have been released by Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES). ...

853 Cleveland Gear Names Edward McTernan Vice President of Sales and Marketing (March 27, 2015)
Cleveland Gear recently named Edward McTernan the vice president of sales and marketing. McTernan was formally product manager for the m...

854 Pittman Motors Expands PLG Planetary Gearbox Offering (March 30, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently expanded its gearbox offerings with the introduction of PLG24, PLG42K, PLG42S, PLG52, and PLG63 planetary gearbox...

855 Ringfeder Offering New Series of Flange Couplings for Heavy Duty Applications (April 15, 2015)
Ringfeder Power Transmission is now offering its new RfN 5571 series of flange couplings for heavy duty applications. These couplings off...

856 Krohne Announces it Now Manufactures Range of Level Products in the U.S. (April 21, 2015)
Krohne, Inc. recently announced that it now produces a wide range of level products at its Peabody, MA facility, offering a 10-day lead t...

857 Sprint Electric Offers Extended Range of DC Drives From Stock (May 22, 2015)
With its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers, Sprint Electric has a comprehensive offering of products incorporating the lat...

858 EFD Induction Awarded Orders for Induction Scanners to Harden Sun Gears and Output Shafts (May 26, 2015)
EFD Induction USA has recently won major orders from two American tier-one automotive suppliers.The orders involve EFD Induction ‘H...

859 Santasalo Launches Quatro+ Planetary Gears (May 18, 2015)
Santasalo recently introduced their new series of planetary gear units to the global industrial market. The new Quatro+ range offers high...

860 Regal Demonstrates Bearings, Gear Reducers and More at AGG1 (April 30, 2015)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions recently demonstrated its aggregate-duty bearings, gear reducers and life-cycle support services at AG...

861 Weiss Challenges Axis of Power, Efficiency of Cost With 3-Axis Design (April 23, 2015)
In an effort to advance palletizing applications that do not require the traditional SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) syst...

862 Timken Opens State-of-the-Art Gear Drive Manufacturing Facility in Houston (April 24, 2015)
The Timken Company recently announced the opening of a new, 27,000-square-foot  gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston, TX. An...

863 Brother Will Introduce ie3 Premium Efficiency Gearmotors at Pack Expo (August 7, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors recently announced it will introduce a line of ie3 premium efficiency gearmotors at Pack Expo Las Vegas, Sept. 28-30.T...

864 Exsys to Present Gearbox Line at CMTS 2015 (August 13, 2015)
Alongside their collection of lathe tools, Exsys Canada will be presenting the line of gearboxes they offer from Eppinger at CMTS 2015 at...

865 CD-Adapco Speed v10.06 Release Enables Automated and Intelligent Design Exploration of Electric Machines (January 5, 2016)
CD-Adapco announced the release of Speed v10.06, the latest update to its leading electric machine design solution. Speed v10.06 takes a ...

866 NKE Offers DLC-Coated Bearing Cages (January 12, 2016)
Austrian bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH introduced cages for rolling bearings that are optimized for unfavorable operating conditi...

867 Comet Announces Gearbox Simulation Webinar (December 29, 2015)
Comet Solutions, Inc.announces its upcoming Gearbox SimApp webinar. Attendees will learn how Simulation Applications are empowering&...

868 Nord Gear Soft Starters Eliminate Mechanical Strain (December 24, 2015)
Nord Gear offers the SK135E/SK175E soft start drive family. The starters are designed to be used in a distributed control system and ca...

869 Boston Gear Mounted Bearings and Universal Joints Added to Stainless Steel Food Processing Line (December 14, 2015)
Boston Gear has added new mounted bearing designs and universal joints to its line of stainless steel shaft accessories designed for supe...

870 Ringfeder TSCHAN TNR Couplings Designed for Wide Range of Rigidity (December 21, 2015)
Unlike commonly used, torsionally elastic shaft couplings, the TSCHAN TNR is adjustable and therefore allows for a ...

871 Bosch Rexroth Announces Executive Board Changes (January 13, 2016)
Rolf Najork, 53, will take the position of chairman of the executive board and the responsibility for development at Bosch Rexroth effect...

872 OES Goniometer Stages Offer Low Cost Solution (January 15, 2016)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a very low cost solution for the precise measurement of angles or the rotation of an objec...

873 Maxcess Appoints Vice President and General Manager (February 1, 2016)
Maxcess has appointed Nang Young as vice president and general manager of Maxcess China. “With a strong background and proven ...

874 Brevini Expands Gearmotor Capabilities (February 5, 2016)
Power transmission specialist, Brevini, has launched a new range of gearmotors, which will expand its capabilities within small to medium...

875 Santasalo Performs Overhaul on Large Gear Unit (January 29, 2016)
In 2015, Santasalo performed an overhaul on the largest gear unit in its history, carried out at the company’s facility in Jyvä...

876 SKF Offers Knowledge-Sharing Symposium (January 28, 2016)
SKF sparks conversation and spreads ideas with a new series of a knowledge-sharing symposium called “Let’s Talk”. Indus...

877 Celera Motion Veratus Encoder Offers Smallest Package Size in Class (January 19, 2016)
Celera Motion has introduced the new MicroE Veratus Series encoders into its compact encoder range. Built using the company's new Ver...

878 Santasalo to Show Girth Gear at 2016 SME Expo (January 22, 2016)
Santasalo will present its multi-segmented girth gear at the 2016 SME exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona.  As pioneers of the original m...

879 New KISSsoft Feature Considers Compliance and Influence on Load Distribution in the Gearbox (November 4, 2015)
In the static system analysis, a new feature considers housing compliance and influence on load distribution in the gearbox as well as lo...

880 Regal Power Transmission Solutions Changes Website URL, Adds Eight Brands (November 2, 2015)
The website for Power Transmission Solutions is now at a new address, RegalPTS.com, which includes eight additional Regal brands, but ret...

881 Stafford Custom Hinged Shaft Collars Feature Simplified One-Piece Design with High-Strength Hinge (September 16, 2015)
Custom hinged shaft collars that can be manufactured in many configurations including with mounting holes, quick adjustment handles, and ...

882 Brother Gearmotors IE3 Gearmotors to be Introduced at Pack Expo (September 23, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors will introduce a line of IE3 premium efficiency gearmotors at Pack Expo Las Vegas, Sept. 28-30. The new IE3 premium e...

883 Romax InSight Supports Eurus Energy America with the Biggest Gearbox Re-Engineering and Refurbishment Project (September 10, 2015)
Romax Technology recently announced that it will be supporting Eurus Energy America (EEA) with its largest ever gearbox re-engineering an...

884 Physik Instrumente V-551 Linear Translation Stage Comes With Absolute Encoder and Ironless Motor (September 9, 2015)
Physik Instrumente recently released a new member of the PIMag family of precision positioning stages with magnetic direct drives. The V-...

885 KISSsoft Offers Enhanced Heating Calculation for Gearboxes (September 3, 2015)
The efficiency calculation and thermal analysis according to ISO/TR 14179 (module KS2) has been extended with several useful functionalit...

886 Voith Vorecon Variable Speed Planetary Gear with Dual Torque Converters Improves Natural Gas Transportation (September 8, 2015)
Voith’s Vorecon recently expanded its footprint in the U.S. market, with five Vorecons equipped in compressor stations transporting...

887 Siemens Sinamics S120 Cabinet Module Drive Packages Now Compliant With North American Standards (September 24, 2015)
Siemens recently announced a new version of its Sinamics S120 Cabinet Module (CM) drive packages compliant with North American standards,...

888 Brother Gearmotors Hires Two New Regional Sales Managers (September 30, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors recently added two more regional sales managers: William (Bill) Miicke and Larry Thomas.  The sales managers are...

889 Comet's New Cloud-Based Gearbox Durability SimApp Will Provide Many Automated Processes (October 13, 2015)
Comet Solutions, Inc. recently announced a program in support of Gearbox design and manufacturing. The Comet Gearbox solution, consisting...

890 Bison Gear PowerSTAR 712 Series Gearmotors Deliver Same Features in a New, Smaller Package (October 14, 2015)
Bison Gear and Engineering recently announced a new addition to the PowerSTAR right-angle hypoid gearmotor product line: the 712 series. ...

891 Christian Dalton Hired as Expanite's North American Sales Manager (October 12, 2015)
Since the opening of the 6500 ft2 production-, laboratory- and test center in Hillerød, Denmark, in 2013, Expanite has been experi...

892 ABB to Feature Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (October 9, 2015)
ABB Robotics will feature its Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (Oct. 20–22, Cobo Center in Detroit, MI).&nbs...

893 BellowsTech E-Style Cuff Flange Metal Bellows Line Expanded to 18 Sizes (October 9, 2015)
BellowsTech recently expanded its line of edge welded bellows presently being offered on their online web store. Their new series of e-st...

894 KISSsoft VDI 2736 Receives New Supplement for Calculating Plastic Crossed Helical Gear Deformation and Wear (August 17, 2016)
The application area of plastic gears has grown significantly in the last decade. The requirements from the industry to design stronger, ...

895 Intellidrives Offers Motion Systems with Intelligent Motors (August 19, 2016)
Intelligent actuators from Intellidrives are highly programmable, integrated actuators with a motor, encoder, amplifier, controller, USB ...

896 Boston Gear Offers Series 700 Lubrication Video (September 11, 2017)
A new informative video has been produced by Boston Gear to help reduce Series 700 worm gear speed reducer failures and premature wear du...

897 Drive Lines Extends Bevel Gearbox Range (September 14, 2017)
A new size, the P-65, has been added to the Graessner PowerGear P range of bevel gearboxes available from Bedford-based Drive Lines. Bein...

898 Magnet Applications Hires Sales Manager (September 8, 2017)
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic technical assemblies to the au...

899 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen (September 8, 2017)
Kollmorgen will be exhibiting at Pack Expo, September 25 – 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to the company’s industry-...

900 OES Linear Stage Series Can be Integrated into New and Existing Applications (August 25, 2017)
OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) offers ten high precision, low cost linear positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new an...

901 Forest City Gear Welcomes Process Engineer (September 5, 2017)
Forest City Gear has added Brian Gustafson to its growing team of process engineers, with responsibility for creating the routings, machi...

902 Gearbox and Gear Motor Market Set for Steady Growth (September 18, 2017)
The global gearboxes and gear motors market is witnessing steady growth, augmented by the adoption of more energy-efficient gearboxes and...

903 Voith Announces Management Changes (September 20, 2017)
The Shareholders' Committee of Voith Management GmbH has decided about the succession of Dr. Hubert Lienhard, long-standing president...

904 Sulzer Offers Key Components at Argentina Oil and Gas Expo 2017 (October 5, 2017)
As a fully independent service provider, Sulzer gathers vast experience in supporting oil and gas projects around the world. The business...

905 Motion Industries Names Lenard Vice President/General Manager in Dallas (October 27, 2017)
Motion Industries, Inc. has named Stacy Lenard Vice President/General Manager of the Company’s Dallas Division – effective Oc...

906 Cambridge Technology Launches Digital Servo Driver (October 4, 2017)
Cambridge Technology, a business unit of Novanta Corporation ("Novanta"), announced the launch of the DC3000 Plus, a new digita...

907 OES Offers Low Profile, Motorized Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages (October 2, 2017)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) po...

908 KHK Offers Diametral Pitch Gearing (September 25, 2017)
For over 80 years, the Kohara Gear trademark KHK has been synonymous with stock metric gears. Recognizing the fact that 80% of the gears ...

909 ABM Greiffenberger Offers Hoist and Angular Travel Drives (September 29, 2017)
Many mid-size crane manufacturers bank on complete hoist drive technology solutions from ABM Greiffenberger. These drives are specificall...

910 Aerotech Expands in Germany (August 24, 2017)
Aerotech celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Aerotech Germany office in Fürth, Germany. Construction and relocation to the new...

911 KISSsoft 03/2017 Release Allows Users to Evaluate Reliability of Gear Units, Individual Gears and Rolling Bearings (August 23, 2017)
A function in KISSsoft Release 03/2017 enables you to evaluate the reliability of gear units, individual gears and rolling bearings. ...

912 Alliance Sensors Expands Linear Position Sensors for Power Generation (July 11, 2017)
H.G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group has released its LA-27-A series LVDT linear position sensors designed to handle the environ...

913 Stiebel Drive Technology Welcomes USA Sales Manager (July 26, 2017)
Stiebel Drive Technology is now strengthening its sales expertise in the North American market with the appointment of Timothy Ruiz. The ...

914 PI Releases Tilt Stage for Rotary Air Bearings (July 10, 2017)
PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces the A-60x MTT, stainless steel multi-axis top that combines with its offerings of PIglide rotary air b...

915 ABB Launches N-Series General Purpose Motors (June 30, 2017)
ABB has launched its N-series general purpose motors to provide a high level of energy efficiency, reliability and safety in applications...

916 IPS Signs Partnership Agreement with Gefran Drives (June 23, 2017)
Integrated Power Services (IPS), North America’s leading provider of motor and generator repair services, field services and distri...

917 Niagara Gear Completes First Machining Cell (June 29, 2017)
Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining c...

918 Brother Gearmotors Introduces Line of Right Angle Hypoid Gearing Brushless DC Gearmotors (July 26, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

919 Drive Lines Space-Saving Gearheads Reduce Backlash (July 28, 2017)
Promising maintenance-free, long life operation with a highly compact design, the SWG gearhead can be specified with precision of better ...

920 Renold Gears Designs Heavy-Duty Gearbox Solution for Log Washer Manufacturer (August 14, 2017)
Renold Gears has designed a heavy-duty, custom gearbox solution for a manufacturer of a special type of coarse material washers known as ...

921 Thomson Actuator Synchronization Offers Stability for Large and Bulky Load Handling (August 17, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., has announced availability of new synchronization capabilities for its Electrak HD heavy duty electromechanical...

922 Gadget Girls Visit Principal Manufacturing Corporation (August 10, 2017)
On July 19th, 35 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 visited ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) company Principa...

923 Lafert North America Appoints Sales Representative and Account Manager (August 4, 2017)
Lafert North America, a manufacturer of metric AC Motors, metric gearboxes and coolant pumps, is pleased to announce the appointment of E...

924 Intellidrives Introduces Large Aperture Stages (August 2, 2017)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

925 Parsons Peebles Extends Medium and High Voltage Standard Motor Range (August 4, 2017)
Parsons Peebles recently launched their new medium and high voltage standard motors extending their current portfolio of engineered and d...

926 Exsys Expands Eppinger Hypoid Gearbox Offerings (November 2, 2017)
Exsys Tool, Inc. has further expanded its Eppinger gearbox offerings to include the HT-type hypoid gearboxes that feature compact, robust...

927 Schaeffler Announces New Logistics Center in Germany (November 13, 2017)
The board of managing directors of Schaeffler AG and its supervisory board have signed off on a 180 million-euro investment to build a ne...

928 CTI Symposia Germany and China Call for Papers (January 16, 2018)
Worldwide, the automotive industry is undergoing a major technological transformation. A rollout of electric cars and commercial veh...

929 Senator Gillibrand Visits Gear Motions' Niagara Gear Facility (January 18, 2018)
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand paid a visit to Gear Motions’ Niagara Gear facility in Buffalo, NY on Monday, January 8. After tour...

930 Sulzer Doubles High Voltage Testing to Improve Repair Times (January 15, 2018)
Performance testing of high voltage motors and generators is usually carried out to determine benchmark data following a major repair. Ho...

931 Twiflex Provides Single-Source Hydraulic Brake Packages (January 12, 2018)
Twiflex, a leader in advanced industrial braking technologies, now offers a variety of  standard and custom hydraulic brake packages...

932 Nord Drivesystems Expands MaxxDrive Gearbox Line (January 9, 2018)
If you need a dependable, high performance gearbox able to handle the most demanding bulk material handling applications, cement and stee...

933 Gearing Solutions Offers 5 hp Flexframe Speed Reducer (January 10, 2018)
Gearing Solutions introduces its FlexFrame™5 HP face mounted speed reducer with patented adaptors which allow them to be used with eithe...

934 Varvel Offers RS and RT Series Worm Gearboxes (January 19, 2018)
The Varvel RS and RT series worm gearboxes demonstrate the company’s versatility and innovation for a variety of demanding applicat...

935 OES Introduces Cross-Roller Linear Stages (January 22, 2018)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a high precision series of low cost, low profile motorized single axis positioning stages....

936 IDC Germany Partners with IDC-USA (February 2, 2018)
Headquartered within the industrial region of Herzogenaurach, IDC Germany has over thirty years of experience manufacturing precision r...

937 Neugart Right-Angle Gearbox Features Compact and Flexible Mechanical Design (February 5, 2018)
The WPSFN from Neugart is the latest in the company’s precision right-angle planetary gearboxes. Thanks to its standard flange in...

938 Gear Motions Announces Retirement of Samuel R. Haines (January 30, 2018)
Samuel R. Haines has retired from his position as CFO of Gear Motions, Inc. effective at the end of 2017, following 44 years of...

939 Tolomatic Choke Valve Actuator Improves Managed Pressure Drilling Process (January 26, 2018)
The new Tolomatic ServoChoke SVC electric choke valve actuator meets requirements for a more flexible and reliable high-speed actuator in...

940 Bison Gear Launches Web-Based 3D CAD Configurator (January 24, 2018)
Bison Gear and Engineering has launched an all-new online configurator of digital CAD models for their most popular gearmotors. The confi...

941 Dana Offers Axle/Gearbox Combination for Drum Rollers (January 25, 2018)
Dana Incorporated has announced a new, optimized axle/gearbox combination for small- and medium-sized single drum rollers that enables or...

942 Motion Industries Announces Executive Changes (January 8, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries president ...

943 Gear Motions Begins Partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions (January 3, 2018)
Gear Motions has announced a new partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions. SEIS is a professional manufacturers' representati...

944 Tech Products Isolation Mounts Offer Durability and Rugged Design (December 4, 2017)
Tech Products Corporation, a leader in vibration and shock isolation solutions, announces the latest line of fail-safe vibration mount ca...

945 Brother Gearmotors Partners with Dart Controls (December 5, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation offering a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional gearmotors an...

946 Third Wave Systems AdvantEdge 7.4 Improves Report Generation Feature (November 28, 2017)
The next release for AdvantEdge focuses on improvements related to the reporting generation feature, data collection and additional enhan...

947 KISSsoft KISSsys and GEMS Programs Now Directly Interface, Exchange Data (November 27, 2017)
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service...

948 Renold Gears Displays Range of Gearing Solutions at IAAPA (November 15, 2017)
Renold displayed its range of gearing solutions for theme park rides at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in November. IAAPA is the Internationa...

949 KISSsoft Offers Selection of Predefined Gear Stages (November 16, 2017)
KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function, the "Groups box", which lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear st...

950 KISSsoft Adds Plastic Materials Manager Function (December 6, 2017)
It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don't provide any data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their prod...

951 Forest City Gear Earns Women's Business Enterprise Certification (December 12, 2017)
Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Wom...

952 PI Direct Drive Linear Motor Stages Deliver Nanometer Resolution (January 2, 2018)
PI has released a new precision feedback option for its linear stages equipped with direct-drive ironless 3-phase motors. The V-551 famil...

953 Siemens Opens Mindsphere Application Center for Power Generation in Berlin (January 3, 2018)
Siemens is "making digital real" with the opening of its latest energy services facility in Berlin, a new MindSphere Applicatio...

954 Lenze Enlarges Board of Directors (December 22, 2017)
Lenze, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, is enl...

955 Matrix SMB Range Offers Reactive Market Solution (December 15, 2017)
Matrix International has built on its formidable reputation for Servo Motor Brakes (SMB) with the introduction of its SMB range in standa...

956 Bison Gear Welcomes Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (December 13, 2017)
As a follow-up to his visit to Bison Gear & Engineering for National Manufacturing Day in 2014, Governor Rauner took time on Thursday...

957 Forest City Gear Expands Small Diameter ID/OD Grinding Capability (December 13, 2017)
Forest City Gear has expanded its capabilities for the hard finishing of smaller diameter gears with particularly tight ID and length tol...

958 LMI Aerospace Approves Merger Agreement with Sonaca Group (June 22, 2017)
LMI Aerospace Inc. shareholders approved the merger agreement for the Sonaca Group’s acquisition of LMI. Under the terms of the agr...

959 NKE Rolling Bearings Keep Motors and Generators Running (June 22, 2017)
Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH offers a wide range of rolling bearings for electrical machines. Particularly designed for motors a...

960 Malinowski Joins Ogura as Outdoor Power Products Manager (November 25, 2016)
Ogura Industrial Corp. is pleased to announce that Tim Malinowski has joined Ogura as the outdoor power products manager.  Through t...

961 Neugart Introduces Latest Compact Right-Angle Gearbox (November 25, 2016)
Neugart USA introduces its new compact right-angle, flange-mounted WPLFE gearbox for applications with tight space constraints and powerf...

962 Gearing Solutions Offers New, Intuitive Website (November 17, 2016)
Gearing Solutions introduces an expanded lineup of GHP Gearheads which produce maximum torque in minimal space with a new, intuitive, use...

963 Power Electric Introduces Customized Hypoid Right Angle Gear Motors (November 16, 2016)
Power Electric has developed a new right angle gear motor with hypoid gears in an all-in-one compact size. The hypoid gears bring distinc...

964 Stober Offers PS Two Speed Gearbox (November 3, 2016)
The Maysville, Kentucky gearbox manufacturer has introduced a new gearbox for the machine tool industry. The PS Two Speed gearbox featur...

965 Gear Motions Relaunches Pro-Gear Division, Offers Gear Grind Only Service (November 11, 2016)
The Pro-Gear Division of Gear Motions Inc. is being relaunched as a gear grind only division. Pro-Gear will focus exclusively on providin...

966 Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and Comau Sign Maintenance Solutions Agreement (December 16, 2016)
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and Comau have signed a global cooperation agreement. The companies will join forces to pursue the dev...

967 LM76 Offers FoodStream Pillow and Flange Blocks (December 19, 2016)
FoodStream electrodeless nickel-plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They ...

968 Nuttall Gear Implements NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program (January 16, 2017)
Nuttall Gear has announced its implementation of the NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program. This program allows Nuttall Gear to provide...

969 PI Expands Line of Linear Motor Stages (January 27, 2017)
PI is expanding its PIMag series of high dynamics linear motor stages with two new models and a new motion controller. Stages are equippe...

970 Kamat Introduces High-Pressure Pumps for Large Flow Volumes (January 3, 2017)
Kamat has now developed the first quintuplex pumps ready for series production on the basis of the redesigned triplex plunger pumps for p...

971 Viscotherm Rotodiff Gearbox Tester Lowers Energy Costs for Back-to-Back Gearbox Test Rigs (December 29, 2016)
Viscotherm's Rotodiff solution enables back-to-back test rigs to run with a fraction of the turbine's power while allowing to tes...

972 Ontario Drive & Gear Acquires Groupe Trudo and Engrenax Hydraulix (December 20, 2016)
Ontario Drive & Gear (ODG) recently announced the acquisition of Groupe Trudo Inc. and Engrenax Hydraulix Inc. Groupe Trudo Inc. (Tr...

973 Drive Lines Attains New Quality Management Standard (December 29, 2016)
Drive Lines Technologies has become one of the UK’s first mechanical power transmission companies to be approved to the new, revise...

974 OES Offers Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage (October 27, 2016)
The precision AR59-AV Motorized, 30 mm Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a 180...

975 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen (October 26, 2016)
Kollmorgen will exhibit its innovative motion solutions at Pack Expo, November 6 - 9, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visitors to bo...

976 Heidenhain Releases New Generation of LC Encoder Series (September 29, 2016)
Heidenhain Corporation has announced the start of series production of the new generation of LC encoders.  The LC xx5 Absolute Seale...

977 Kollmorgen Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation (October 3, 2016)
Kollmorgen, a provider of motion systems and components, celebrates 100 years of innovation in 2016 while continuing to introduce pioneer...

978 Dana Plans Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe (September 15, 2016)
Dana Incorporated has announced that it plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe.  The estab...

979 IHS Reports on Low-Voltage Motor Market (August 29, 2016)
Since the third quarter of 2014, the low-voltage motor market (i.e., integral horsepower motors rated at or below 690 volts) has struggle...

980 ABB Reorganizes Ring-Geared Mill Drive Offerings (August 19, 2016)
ABB has reorganized its ring-geared mill drive (RMD) portfolio to make it easier for its customers to identify and select the most suitab...

981 Brother Gearmotors Offers 3D CAD Drawings for 1-3 HP Motors (August 22, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

982 Brother Gearmotors Partners with American Control Electronics (October 4, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

983 Intellidrives Offers Direct Drive Rotary Stage (October 4, 2016)
The ACR-32UT precision rotation stage is a low profile rotary table with a high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor. The 32 m...

984 KISSsoft Determines Misalignment of Bevel Gears in Latest Update (October 18, 2016)
The relative position of the pinion and the ring gear is critical in determining the wear patterns of bevel gears. To determine the bevel...

985 PI Offers High Speed Piezo Motion Stage (October 25, 2016)
The new P-616 NanoCube XYZ piezo scanner is a redesign of PI’s successful P-611, 3D positioning stage. Now based on a parallel...

986 BEI Kimco's Brushless Motors Meet Centrifuge Requirements (October 12, 2016)
BEI Kimco has met the high performance motor requirements for laboratory centrifuge machines. Centrifuges are used in biology, chemistry ...

987 Siemens Expands Servo Drive System for Geared Motor Applications (October 11, 2016)
Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, which are d...

988 R+W Releases STF Flange Mounted Torque Limiter (October 5, 2016)
In another new addition to its growing ST torque limiter lineup, R+W has recently launched a special heavy duty configuration for adaptat...

989 Acuro AX73 Completes Hengstler's Range of ATEX-Rated Absolute Rotary Encoders (October 7, 2016)
The new Hengstler Acuro AX73 is an optical encoder offering attributes such as ease of installation, high precision and compact dimension...

990 Nexen Introduces Complete Geared Bearing Solution (February 6, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a complete Geared Bearing solutions based on their innovative Roller Pinion System (RPS).  The new Gear...

991 Force Control Announces New Western Regional Manager (February 7, 2017)
Force Control Industries announces the addition of Mike Fox as new Western regional manager, supporting reps and distributors, OEM and in...

992 Parker Launches Parker Automation Manager 1.3 (May 11, 2017)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division – North America is pleased to announce the release of Parker Automation Manage...

993 Trico Introduces Sensei Lubrication Intelligence System (May 12, 2017)
Trico Corporation, a provider of lubrication management solutions, recently introduced Sensei, a real-time lubrication intelligence syste...

994 Varvel Opens U.S. Subsidiary in Georgia (May 4, 2017)
Varvel has now inaugurated a new subsidiary in the United States. Varvel USA LLC confirms the group's interest in the flourishing Nor...

995 Zero-Max Right Angle Gear Drives Ensure Lifetime Lubrication (May 2, 2017)
Lifetime lubrication in Zero-Max “Crown” gear drives assures motion system designers of a smooth operating, quiet right angle...

996 Brother Gearmotors Introduces Expedited Delivery Service from Tennessee Manufacturing Facility (April 18, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

997 Tolomatic Servo Actuator Designed for Food and Beverage Processing (April 20, 2017)
The Tolomatic IMA electric linear actuator is now available with a food-grade white epoxy coating and stainless steel components for wash...

998 Oerlikon Drive Systems India Gets Certified as Great Place to Work (May 17, 2017)
Oerlikon Drive Systems India has been certified by Great Place to Work Institute - a global authority in building, sustaining and recogni...

999 Bauer Gear Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation (May 22, 2017)
Celebrating its 90th year as a market leader, Bauer Gear Motor, a part of Altra Industrial Motion Corporation, is continuing to showcase ...

1000 Timken Named One of America's Best Large Employers (June 12, 2017)
The Timken Company was recently named one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes magazine. The list includes 500 companies and n...

1001 J.W. Winco Introduces Mini Indexing Plungers (June 13, 2017)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently introduced GN 822.1 Metric Size, Stainless Steel Mini Indexing Plungers Lock-out and Non Lock-out Types, with O...

1002 Kollmorgen Servo Drive System Reduces OEM Costs (June 9, 2017)
Kollmorgen offers the AKD-N Decentralized Servo System, which reduces costs for OEMs while increasing machine effectiveness and design fl...

1003 Applied Motion Introduces PE Planetary Gearheads (May 30, 2017)
PE Planetary Gearheads maintain maximum efficiency at the highest speeds. They are notably light and extremely powerful, yet suitable for...

1004 Warner Electric Offers New Generation of Brakes for Demanding Machining Applications (May 25, 2017)
Warner Electric has built more than 90 years of design and manufacturing experience into its latest Gen4 range of spring operated, electr...

1005 Varvel FRP680 Gearbox Maximizes Flexibility and Customization (May 26, 2017)
Varvel recently presented its new FRP680 gearbox, developed for use in the farming industry and especially for the international poultry ...

1006 DSD Contributes to Magnetic Gearbox for Hydropower Applications (April 14, 2017)
Driveline engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD), is contributing to two innovative hydropower projects in the United States b...

1007 Hannover Fair Preview: Kollmorgen (April 11, 2017)
Kollmorgen uses EtherCAT as the system bus for the second generation of its AKD2G servo amplifier. High-performance communication with Et...

1008 ProFood Tech Preview: Kollmorgen (March 10, 2017)
Kollmorgen invites ProFood Tech attendees to visit Booth #2840  April 4 – 6, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago to learn more...

1009 Intellidrives Expands Linear Positioning Stage Series (March 15, 2017)
The Intellidrives BSMA-140H is a compact, high-performance linear positioning stage that is perfect for the confines of the laboratory wh...

1010 Parker Offers Miniature Direct-Drive Rotary Stage (March 9, 2017)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division ‒ North America is pleased to announce the release of the mPR (miniature preci...

1011 PI Introduces Miniature Linear Positioning Stage (March 8, 2017)
The L-402 compact linear stage is the newest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from precision positioning syste...

1012 Brother Gearmotors Hires Director of Sales (February 13, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

1013 AMETEK Solidstate Controls Appoints Technical Training Manager (February 14, 2017)
Craig Williams, a 16-year veteran of the power quality industry, has joined AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) as technical training manage...

1014 Mayr Develops Braking Systems Equipped for Industry 4.0 Challenges (March 16, 2017)
Mayr Power Transmission offers a brake system with modules including the ROBA-brake-checker or the ROBA-torqcontrol that allows permanent...

1015 KISSsoft Module Defines Gear Body Deformation (March 17, 2017)
For webbed gears, the deformation of the gear rim occurs in three dimensions and therefore cannot be calculated by the one-dimensional be...

1016 Regal Beloit Launches Next Generation Skwezloc Locking Collar (April 10, 2017)
Regal Beloit Corporation debuted the next generation of its SealMaster Skwezloc Locking Collar concentric locking collar at ProMat 2017 i...

1017 Genuine Parts Announces Strategic Agreement with Inenco Group (April 11, 2017)
Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that ...

1018 J.W. Winco Offers Hinges with Safety Switch in Stainless Steel (April 6, 2017)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers 316L Stainless Steel GN 139.5 Hin...

1019 Cooper Introduces Quick-Change Bearing Pedestals (April 5, 2017)
New SAFQ inch-series Cooper Quick-Change angled bearing pedestals are now in stock for immediate delivery as quick change-out replacement...

1020 Sulzer and ABB Announce U.K. Service Agreement for Large Motors and Generators (March 31, 2017)
As ABB’s first loyalty partner to provide workshop and repair services to its range of large motors and generators, Sulzer will pro...

1021 Brother Gearmotors Expands Selection of High Torque Mid-Series Gearmotors (March 12, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food an...